Preparing To Write

Posted: June 25, 2009 in writing update

My desk at the moment is rather a mess, covered with the scattered detritus of living – books, letters, bills, notes, loose change, whatever I find in my pockets and throw down on it at the end of the day.

Toss a couple of computers into the mix and it is rather cluttered. A lot cluttered actually. I am sure that all that mess is not really conducive to a good writing frame of mind. It is on the To Do list to clean up, but that list never seems to get much progress made on it.

Getting in the right frame of mind to write certainly helps the progress. Somewhere without clutter and without distractions – no loud music or other loud noises and the like.

I know for myself that at times I find that hard and is something I need to work on. To limit my usage of email/twitter/forums/etc while writing. To not need to get up every few minutes to find something.

One thing I do do is have small snacks at hand – keeps the energy up and gives you something you can reward yourself with; chips, biscuits, chocolates or the like, plus drinks.

Anyway, I’m writing this instead of writing something else, so should get back to it…

  1. Wulfgar says:

    Get back to work!!! Just a small friendly nudge. Just remember to write, write, write….even when you don’t feel like it. Too much clutter, grab a pen and pad of paper and get the hell out of dodge…
    Wishing you inspiration and many words,

  2. qorvus says:

    Once I get started I normally don’t have too many problems – it is the getting started that at times can be the difficulty 🙂

  3. Wulfgar says:

    Sadly, I have the same problem. Just gotta keep trying though!!

  4. qorvus says:

    I think that is the hardest part of writing – the actual writing… The rest is easy.

  5. J.C says:

    Exactly! So true. Good luck with decluttering! I have to do that now and then as my desk always gets buried beneath the beautiful drawings my eldest daughter does for me, lol which is lovely, but man, there is paper everywhere and I can’t throw any of it out or she’ll get mad! haha

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