Kumar's Ten Rules of Writing:
1) Write every day.
2) Have a modest goal.
3) Try to write at the same time every day.
4) Turn off the Internet.
5) Walk for ten minutes.
6) A bookshelf of your own.
7) Get rid of it if it sounds like grant talk.
8) Learn to say no... if it takes you away from the writing you want to do.
9) Finish one thing before taking up another.
10) The above rule needs to be repeated.