One needs structures,precisely because they are fruitful when they breakdown. They set you on a path that is sometimes not walkable.
I have no idea how else I would have been able to continue with writing, which for a writer is always identical with life itself. And there’s another thing, of course: that there’s a faith that, through the act of writing, insights will materialize that one hadn’t considered at the outset. Without that, a day of writing would be lost for me, without novelty – not in the sense of information, but rather that there, out of the formless vortex of the world, some small form materializes. If that didn’t happen during a whole day, just sitting there, I think that on the following day I wouldn’t be able to continue. Just sitting down at my desk and writing down what I had already resolved to write, to connect, to realize: that’s not sufficient.
— Peter Handke from The Sun of Words, translated by Nathaniel Davis.