1. Get yourself a body of work and a large audience who want to give you money.
2. Move to a small town in West Texas and live a quietly, cheaply, simply and reclusively.
3. Wake up early in the morning, head straight to the studio and crank stuff out relentlessly, every frickin’ day, until supper time.
4. Abandon all hope of every finding any magic tricks or shortcuts. There aren’t any.
5. Don’t expect any of this stuff to be even remotely glamorous…