While the article is written from a writer’s perspective, there are a lot of parallels to programming here.
tundal45, what parallels do you see? I’m curious to hear your thoughts. I too saw parallels. Right now I’m working on refactoring some code. When I’m not in front of the computer I spend some time thinking about another way to refactor it. This is difficult since not having the computer in front of you makes verifying your ideas difficult. Taking time to think about another solution to the problem during the day serves as my way of optimizing the time I spend in between moments in front of the computer.
@danieldyba: I found the idea of writing even when you are not literally writing powerful. A lot of times, I am not writing code but thinking about the problem. I also found it funny that writers, just like coders, have the same problem of talking more about writing than writing :).