I realized that writing is about the heart, and not so much the head. If I can evoke an emotion response from you, I've done something right.
My desk--an extension of my brain... I eat and drink at my desk. When I drop crackers I don't bother to sweep but just call the dog and tell her there's a treat on the floor. She's ecstatic and loves that I'm messy.
Writer folklore now has J.K. Rowling being rejected as many at thirty or forty times depending on who you ask.