“Literary interviews are inevitably packed with the nuts and bolts of how writers do their work, and there’s very little that aspiring writers do more readily than fling other people’s nuts and bolts into their toolboxes.”
Other people’s work habits are inspiring and fascinating. But the end of the day, everyone develops their own technique for doing the work.
The only way to avoid a rut it seems is to enjoy the process of making art in the first place. Passion and professionalism are the sharpest tools.