This may seem like a strange question, but I got the impression from somewhere that Harlan Ellison – one of my most admired writers – couldn't stand it unless everything around him was clean and organized, and ready to go, so to speak. I'd really like to know if that is true.
At the other end of the spectrum, just as an example, we might cite Bobby Fischer, whose environment was always a mess except for a small, completely spare table with a chessboard on it. Both men were enormously creative, although in different ways.
Personally I'm bothered by a messy environment, but I often put off doing anything about it.
Edited by Enright (03/08/20 10:18 PM)