She treats writing like a regular 9 to 5 job (including the built-in time-wasting).
A 9 to 5 job in which I actually work about 6 hours and wander around the house thinking about working the other two. My goals are never to hit a word count — I’ve tried that before and for me it leads to sloppy, panicked writing. I try to think in terms of scenes: Where am I in the book and what scene would I like to get done today? I never wait for the inspiration to strike. That would be a long, sad wait.Successful writing is one part inspiration and two parts sheer stubbornness.
“There’s the real world and then there’s this fantastical world,”Coyne explained of the Yoshimi musical’s concept. “This girl, the Yoshimi character, is dying of cancer. And these two guys are battling to come visit her in the hospital. And as one of the boyfriends envisions trying to save the girl, he enters this other dimension where Yoshimi is this Japanese warrior and the pink robots are an incarnation of her disease. It’s almost like the disease has to win in order for her soul to survive. Or something like that.”
Following the success of 1976’s Taxi Driver ,Martin Scorsese tried a bold experiment: a fusion of old-school backlot studio musical extravaganza and uncompromising, Cassavetes-style 1970s drama. The two co-stars Robert De Niro and Liza Minelli were an odd combination, particularly when the filmmaker started going over budget due to lavish, expensive set pieces that hinged on the improvisations of his actors. He would also admit that his cocaine addiction played no small part in the picture spiraling out of his control.
If 1991 was the year punk broke, 1994 was the year it went for a little nap. While the originators of punk were losing interest, a legion of inferior second-wave grunge bands invaded the charts (hey there, Gavin Rossdale and Scott Weiland! Hiya, Collective Soul!). Just like virtually every counterculture movement, grunge was over as a creative force by the time it went mainstream.