This is an admittedly idealistic idea of what good day of writing music would look like. There are elements here of what would make a good Sabbath as well.
Gratitude to God for the music he has given to me, trusting the process for blocks of time, nourishing breaks with people who can catch me on the other side of an intense process. Permission for the day to be about gratitude from end to end.
The day begins with gratitude before sunrise. Thankful prayer to God for the music he has given to me.
An hour of music loosely centered around one track. No cultivation necessary, just enjoyment.
A morning walk.
A longer session of grateful cultivation of a particular. Pick an ending. Polish a beginning. Settle on a tempo. Draw the structure of the track. Make a structure recording. Make a stem recording.
Lunch, prepared and eaten with a friend. Earnest conversation. Focus on a person or another idea with that person. Rest from thinking about music.
Another hour of music loosely centered on a new track. Again, no cultivation necessary.
An afternoon walk. Alternatively, a book/nap.
A second longer session of grateful cultivation of a particular track.
An evening walk around dusk.
Dinner, prepared and eaten with friends. Conversation over a long meal.
More conversation or a book, if time permits.
Sleep. Late night composing OK.
Separate room for music making. Sparsely populated. An acoustic piano, an unobtrusive desk not too far away (for writing lyrics, structures, etc.). Collages on the walls. Natural light. Others are welcome, but no liquids.