I've also decided to treat my writing time as if I'm on a date with Writing, a very alluring lover. This is different than my treat-it-as-a-job approach which I'm also still doing. But it is interesting. One major difference: If I look something up then get distracted by something else that might relate to what I'm working on, I feel guilty about wandering away from Writing whereas when it was more of a job thing, I felt defensive about NEEDING to do whatever it was for my job. It's all about perspective, right?
Maybe my new writing motto should be,
"schedule writing like a job, honor Writing like a lover."