I'd be very interested to know (a kind of straw poll) how many pages of legible material, do authors write every single day? Is staring at a blank screen for hours on end, a good way of making sure you write something, no matter its quality? Or do you write when you're in the correct frame of mind? I swing between the two extremes really. I force myself after days of not putting pen to paper, to make it a top priority to write a few chapters, even if I need to edit or rewrite it again in a couple of weeks time. I'd be intrigued if anyone out there, has found a perfect balance and what there secret is to a continual stream of writing? Anthony Horowitz says "Every writer is different – but not for me the strict regiment, so many words by lunchtime. I may be wrong. This system works for some authors, but I’ve always believed that writing is more a way of life than a job. I like my days to be varied, intuitive. I never sit and stare at a blank sheet of paper. If the words aren’t coming, I go out for a walk, visit a museum, see a film. Perhaps it’s because I’ve never worried about writer’s block that I’ve never suffered from it" After reading this, I felt like such a slouch. There's been times when I haven't written for months, for one reason or another and been really guilty about it. How do you keep on top of the writer's worst enemy, 'Empty Idea Syndrome'?