As a writer, either you grow or you get stuck.
That’s all there is to it. By that I mean that creativity is by its nature a growing and developing thing, and when we hold it back, it ruins us with its ferocious energy.
And because we are human, everything has to happen through the body.
So the body gets tired, needs looking after, needs respecting. That’s why I live as I do – the food, the exercise, the sleep. I want to go on working, and for that I need my whole self, not just my head, and for that I have to look after my whole self. Jeanette Winterson