Isaac Asimov’s Writing Schedule

Choice and his daily writing changes, as Asimov knew when he decided to write nine projects at any time.

I interviewed Asimov many years ago and wrote an article in Writer’s Digest about it. He was the ultimate one-man band; did all his own 120 wpm typing (5 IBM Selectrics), no agent, no secretary, one draft only, and worked on 9 books at one time. He lived in a hotel room with a window that faced a brick wall. Wrote from 8 AM to 10 PM each day, never accepted luncheon or dinner engagements, and had 1K…