tangor - 6:19 am on Apr 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
Kiddies... I work as long as I need to work to accomplish Step One. I take a break after that then tackle Step Two... and so forth.
A lot of what we do is not "creation", it is mechanics. Once one gets past that ego hurdle it simply becomes "work". There is no glory, or fabulous murals on Byzantine marble walls, or silk cocoons near a keyboard near you...
Work is work. Goofing off is just that. It is knowing how much goofing off between work stages is appropriate that makes one productive.