Hi everyone. I just came out of a long depression of about a year. I am now feeling way better and I am more interested in spending time with my hobbies. At first, one of my goal was to write my first novel. Eventually, I tought that maybe the best thing to start me up would be to start with a few short stories to keep my motivation and inspiration. I am an Earth sciences and wildlife specialist. I would also like to write a few nature books to educate people about the importance of plants, wildlife and ecosystems and how we can increase biodiversity in our backyard by using native plants to attract more birds, bees and butterflies. I would like to have a few advices about what should I do to start my journey into creative writing? What should I keep on my desk and what should I remove so I can concentrate? What should be my morning and evening routines? My iMac crashed a few months ago so since that time, the only computer I am using is my iPad with my keyboard. I just bought "Scrivener" but never used it yet. How often should I read? How often should I write? I am reading Stephen King's book "On writing". After that, I am planning to read "Plot and structure" from James Scott Bell. Thanks for your help!