Does time seem to stand still when you write?
When you pick up a pen and paper or open your laptop and start to write; does time seem to stand still? Do you look at the clock and realise four hours have passed in what seemed like minutes?
Yes! I get lost in words. I can write for hours sometimes. I'm in a zone when I'm writing. I love it.
I get lost in my brain constantly, and when I write time does stand still, the world stops spinning, and when I look up the day is almost over.
Yes, I will usually get a bright idea late at night and before I know it, it is 1am and I have had little awareness of time passing.
I lose track of time, which results in sleep deprivation but it's worth it!
Absolutely! I first realized this when I would write research papers. It takes me a while to figure out how I want to communicate something and I have to edit as I go. I can't move on unless the sentence or paragraph sounds right to me. Before I know it, hours have passed. I don't mind it too much though. I call it my brain workout.
When I'm writing, I am in a bubble and nothing else exists.
If I could, I would write ALL the time. I would rarely leave home.
It's therapeutic, yet addicting at the same time!
I suppose therapeutic because I enjoy it so much and addicting, well, there must be some endorphins released or something.
Yes, time is meaningless when I go into writing mode. I have overcooked the dinner on several occasions when writing. I am completely in a world of my own and it's a very satisfying experience.
I notice that so far all your responders experience this, and wonder whether most people would feel the same, or whether we are the only ones who would think of answering a question like this.
I'm the same as everyone else who has responded so far. As soon as I start writing, I get lost in the act of writing and everything else seems to not exist. There have been many times I've started working on a novel after supper and before I know it I look at the clock and realize I should've been in bed hours ago. I'd have to say the worst that's ever happened is I'll put a pan of tea on the stove (I simmer my tea and mix it into iced tea), start writing, and the next thing I know is the tea has been boiling for quite some time.
This is a very good question.
I think we are thinking the same thing but the wording is different.
Time flies when I write. I get so absorbed in my research and writing and
the next thing I know, many hours have flown by.
I could sit here day in and day out and write all day. I have to remember to make time for others in my life.
Strangely, the writing takes on a life of its own. In the story that I am working on, the characters have become so real to me. I had to kill off one of the characters
and I knew exactly how it was to happen. Yet, it took me two weeks to get up the courage to put it on paper. Isn't that crazy??!!
Hope this is helpful.
My best to you,
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