i sit down and sometimes smoke a cigarette and i write words and i keep writing words and usually they make no sense but i keep writing anyway. for instance, one day i might write down five hundred first, middle, and last names so i never have to think of a character's name. or, perhaps i write as many adjectives in fortyfive minutes as i can. sometimes i only use words that rhyme. then, about once a week or sometimes less, i take all those words i wrote and i turn them into a story. then, about once every two or three years, i compile those stories into a cohesive story and call it a book.
i also drink a lot of coffee.