Does time seem to stand still when you write?

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  1. Anna Haven profile image85
    Anna Havenposted 5 years ago

    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?

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  2. CraftytotheCore profile image80
    CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years ago

    Yes!  I get lost in words.  I can write for hours sometimes.  I'm in a zone when I'm writing.  I love it.

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Time does seem to just disappear. Thank you CraftytotheCore.

  3. JamiJay profile image86
    JamiJayposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know that lost in the brain feeling! Thank you JamiJay.

  4. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is funny how inspiration comes calling when sleep should have taken over. Thank you duffsmom.

    2. BuffaloGal1960 profile image71
      BuffaloGal1960posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad I'm not the only that happens to!  lol

  5. AMAZING THINKER profile image59
    AMAZING THINKERposted 5 years ago

    I lose track of time, which results in sleep deprivation but it's worth it!

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It definately is smile Thank you Amazing Thinker.

  6. jenslibra profile image60
    jenslibraposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A good name  for it. Thank you jenslibra.

  7. BuffaloGal1960 profile image71
    BuffaloGal1960posted 5 years ago

    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.  smile

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It does make you happy doesn't it. Thank you Buffalo Gal1960

  8. Diana Grant profile image91
    Diana Grantposted 5 years ago

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    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.

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Diane Grant for answering and for the drawing, which is scarily accurate! 
      We will never know about the wider response, interesting thought  though.
      Anna

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    sheilamyersposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you sheilamyers for answering. It is easy to forget what's cooking when you are mid flow with writing.

  10. profile image59
    DJ Andersonposted 5 years ago

    Hi, Anna,
    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,
    DJ.

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi DJ
      Your right,  time disappears without you even noticing that it is passing.
      I end up staying up really late writing as it is my only free time.
      I look forward to reading your story.
      Thank you
      Anna

 
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