Brainergy. It’s not a new agey thing, or a result of midichlorians. It’s just my word for measuring how fresh and alert and energized my brain is feeling. And I believe learning to organize your writing schedule around your brainergy is very useful for writers.
Alas, I am not independently wealthy and writing this from my Super Writer Cave hidden beneath stately Henderson Manor. I have to work full time, and I try to spend quality time with the people (and pets) I like. I also have myriad other little life distractions.
So people sometimes express surprise at the amount of writing that I get done (not that I’m anywhere near Jay Lake levels or anything). And it isn’t just the writing, of course, but the fact that I actually find time to finish and polish and submit my writing, and do all the other work that goes with being a writer.
One of the tricks I’ve learned is to not simply make a “To Do” list of things I want to get done, but to schedule them, and more importantly, schedule them smartly.