ride through the spectrum
John McPhee has published more than 25 books,
even though he rarely writes more than 500 words a day.
He once tried tying himself to a chair to force himself to write more, but it didn’t work.
He said, “People say to me, ‘Oh, you’re so prolific.’
God, it doesn’t feel like it — nothing like it.
But, you know, you put an ounce in a bucket each day, you get a quart.”