I've been at it for over 25 years and I have learned there are always distractions and interruptions, and that quiet and solitude can be absolutely unnerving and disquieting, if the writing isn't going well. The only way I can write more or less consistently is to pretend I'm a receiver on a football team, catch (or recover) the ball of an idea, (which seems to come out of nowhere), and go as fast and as far as I can before something tackles me and I'm down. But my feeling is, at least I made a few yards. It's like that everyday. If you wait for "perfect writing conditions," you'll never write anything.
I usually wait until sometime that I either have the house to my self or everyone is in bed. But sometimes music becomes a muse for me as well as there are times in the day when I have to grab a pen because a thought comes to me.
I get up before everyone, or I wait until they are all in bed, then I take my tea pot out to the patio, sit on the bench swing and rock while I read Hubs or write, the last two days I have dragged out my fur comforter and wrapped it around me, still out in the fresh air. The birdsongs sometimes lulled me to sleep even if I just woke up, maybe it's too quiet???
The amount of time you spend waiting in line is actually the best place to get creative, so you can keep your mind active and ready for when you get home and in front of your computer, so you can write more hubs.
Any down time, not spent on hubs, can be productive, because as humans have yet to realize......on average, we don't pay close enough attention to routine tasks, which allows our minds to wonder(yes that can be dangerous, but it is an all-too-common-occurance).
Always keep your mind's focus on your future. If you do not, then you'll stumble and everything else will fall apart.
laughing...u two are quite something my friends! (deb and blood) my writing doesn't go with my pic actually.... it's the same in real life....amazing how people assess u by your appearance...and can never know what thoughts go on in your mind!
It is hard these days to get the quiet time and mental time I need to write, since spending some time in my daughters home with the kids. I find I take every quiet moment I have just to jot down the jumbeled mass of confused and cluttered thoughts begging to be let out. I love complete quiet, sitting in front of my window that looks out into the garden, cup of coffee and probably still in my jammies. Fall/Winter is my favorite time because I most likely will not have gone on a hike yet. Summer time hikes I have to be out the door by 6am to not be bothered with the heat so I don't get the same routine. My hikes are another of my favorite writing times. I take a hand held tape recorder and talk to myself, it is a very relaxing time and by myself I am able to say anything and remember it.
I am just a little curious about how much time people normally spend posting backlinks to their hubs before they actually write another one. Any advice or input will be very helpful.Also, how many hubs do you normally...
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