The cloud of productivity

Jenny Diski has put some very welcome brakes on what she calls the "cloud of productivity" described in a recent article on Guardian Books:

...writing is not just about writing, it’s also (and maybe mainly) about the space in between the writing, when nothing seems to be happening, or random stuff is having an incoherent party inside your head.

- Jenni Diski, LRB, 15 June 2012

I often wonder if word targets and a punishing schedule are the best approach to creativity, so I'm glad someone is offering an alternative view (especially as I am currently not keeping to either).