Saturday, July 22, 2006

How, Where, When I write.

I do most of my writing whenever I can because I have no schedule to speak of. I can easily get up to deal with a child, answer a phone, deal with teen drama, or anything that pulls me away from scene and dive right back into it without much or any trouble. Though, I’ve discovered my more productive times are in the early mornings and evenings. ;) When it’s a bit more peaceful around the place.

Besides whenever I can, I also write whenever the mood strikes me. I write at my desk in the corner of the living room and like it when the music is on. I like it when the children are around. I try and write with the television on, sometimes, but that can be a distraction. I tend to be drawn to characters characterizations. Lol…

I have a spare desk top in our bedroom I rarely use. And the dh talks about building me a office for myself, but I don’t know how I’d cope with a complete lack of distraction.

I would love a set schedule, but with four children, two parents, a husband…and friends…running errands, the internet, the TV, the fridge, the chores -I really need to do- promotion, e-mail, Instant Messaging, and chatting, I’ve discovered for me setting weekly goals has at least broken my old habit of binge writing.

And that is my priority, productivity! My goal is to get good material written every single week!

Until later~


Blogger Mechele Armstrong said...

That's sort of my goal. Get good material written every day if I can. Even if it's just a page.

I really applaud you, Melissa. Because I've found, I really have trouble with distractions. When I'm being interrupted, I have to go back and read a couple of paragraphs to get going again. I wish I were better at tuning out, but I'm not. I'm learning to accept it and work around it (like writing late at night or getting up before the kids).

7/22/2006 1:39 PM  
Anonymous Mari said...

I find it alot easier to tune out the kidlets and write with noise, if things in my life are on an even keel. But if things are happening around me that stress me out, every sound and interuption is like a faucet that wont start dripping. and I get quite snappy and the productivity level decreases and the procrastination distractions increase alot!


7/24/2006 5:04 PM  

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