Rituals and routines serve as guides. When conscious choice fails, they are there. Habits are created and followed. But habits can also become counterproductive to the desired goals. Reading more is — or should be — on every writer’s list of goals. We can never read enough, and with eBooks one can collect many more books than can be read. The click of a button and it is yours; though now it has 50th place in your reading list.
Finding the perfect conditions to read or write is difficult in the best of times. To read or write more read and write whenever you can for however long you can. Minutes add up and once they do the progress will become self-perpetuating.
Dismiss the sacred. Give it its place. Work needs to be done.