CASSY’S CORNER- WHAT DOES IT TAKE?
First, before posting my thoughts for the day, I want to apologize to everyone who checks into our blog. I have been missing this last week or more and today’s post is late. I am just getting back up to speed. My computer was hacked by LulzSec. That’s the same group who broke into the CIA and the US Senate. Maybe I should be honored to be in such a group, though it has wrecked days out of my life. They have now arrested a 19 year-old man in Great Britain who is one of the ring-leaders. What a waste of incredible brain power.
But, hopefully, I am now back! So, on with our topic of the day- What Does It Take?
We all have our crutches. I have a writer friend who can’t even think of sitting at her computer until she has a cup of coffee in a particular mug- only that mug. I have another colleague who listens to music, changing it for the type of scene she is writing. I know of someone else who has a small bowl of chocolates right at hand, never letting the supply run out. I know another who gets up, showers, puts on make-up, hair perfect and then works alone all day. My list is so small—nothing.
What does? What helps getting the words flowing on the page?
For me it’s quiet. It’s the time I set aside to write and not let the rest of world slip in. No music, no interruptions, just writing. But, I work at home. What does that mean? It means the electrician, the yard man, the….well, you know what I am saying. There is the impression that I’m not really working.
So, my question is this, and many of you have answered this before so bear with me, how do you manage it? Kari, you are great at having a schedule and sticking to it- but do you answer the phone? Liz, you are incredible at setting aside the right amount of time to get the next chapter written. Anita and Barbie Jo- I could list how you pull it off.
So, what works for you? How do you write and what gets you going?