@cdevroe sounds like George R. R. Martin also follows the practice of “Deep Work” as described by Cal Newport. I believe J.K. Rowling once rented a hotel room to focus on finishing a book. Another writer, not sure if it was also her, booked a round trip flight to Japan and back, just to get some time to focus on writing. It is always interesting to me to read about what people do to be able to focus on an important task at hand. Thanks for sharing.