The quote from the title comes from Jeanette Winterson.
Discipline. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, discipline is:
At first glance, this definition flies against creative freedom. But, as writers, we should be looking beyond the first glance. We need to develop the ability to look to the depth of the matter at hand.
When I think about it, being under the hammer and in a state of indecision and confusion is a creativity killer. How can I avoid being in this position? Being organised and disciplined so that not only are necessary tasks completed but enough time is allocated for the creative pursuit.
Jeanette is right: “Discipline allows creative freedom. No discipline equals no freedom.”