Justine Larbelastier on the complete lack of symbolism in her draft process (I’m the same way).
Maureen Johnson has brain monkeys (snerched from Justine) and all I can say is: me too.
Scott Westerfeld on sometimes a zombie is just a zombie–written long ago, but still relevant (once again snerched from Justine, though I originally read this by following a link from Making Light)
Jeff Vandermeer on writing a novel in two months (via Jay Lake). This is faster than I currently write but not enormously so, and in the range I’m shooting for, i.e. three books a year with about four months of fallow time built in there in big blocks.