We all know the stereotype of the absent-minded artist. Brilliant at illuminating the furthest reaches of the human soul but can’t remember where she put her glasses. It is a stereotype but a true one, nonetheless. Some think that artists have to be absent-minded because they have to keep space in their mind and their soul open for their art.
But at the same time, one must remember your Flaubert:
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Get your act together in real life. Pour out the chaos onto new pages.