I wish I could take credit for all this wonderful stick to your guns and stick your butt in the chair advice, but that honor goes to Irene Goodman (or at least to whomever does the online articles for her agency's website).
Link: Seven Habits of Highly Effective Authors
Too bad I'm a prime example of what not to do in habit No. 1 -- I'm stagnating because I'm undisciplined. Grr! So I've put myself on a 750 words/day diet -- regime -- boot camp -- whatever.