That aside, the biggest lesson for me, while not overly talked about in the room, but featured in our take away notes, was to "ignore your monkey mind [and write]".
Your monkey mind is the nagging, negative inner voice that does its best to prevent you from doing good with your time and your energy. Our monkey minds are strong and creative and are brilliant at coming up with all sorts of reasons why you can't write now/today. I can't write because I'm tired. I can't write because I am too busy with work. I can't write because I don't have any peace and quiet.
Easier said than done, but we have to learn to tune out the internal chatter, silence the monkey mind, and find gaps of time and energy -- and just write.
In the words of Charles Bukowski: "Air and light and time and space have nothing to do with it and don't create anything except maybe a longer life to find new excuses for."