"All this about inspiration. . . . Now look, I can't tell you anything about methods of work. . . . But I do think that all this about inspiration--I think writing is mainly work. Like a mechanic's job. A mechanic might as well say he was waiting for inspiration before he greased your car because if he didn't feel just right he'd miss a lot of the grease points, that he had to feel right up to it."
E.B. White. The New York Times. "The Author of One Man's Meat Talks About Writing and Country Living." 2 August 1942.