I recently read on an author’s blog, and I feel terrible for not remembering who so I can give them credit, how they spend most mornings popping down to their local cafe to write their story. With a fresh, hot cup of coffee, they churn through the novel. And we’ve all heard that J. K. Rowling did a similar thing.
And that got me thinking… Maybe I need to try this out to write and get myself into a routine that does not involve turning on the mac and spending way too much time reading emails, blogs, tumbling etc. Not that it’s bad, but it is very distracting to writing.
After all, the benefits are:
- No distractions from the internet.
- No unicorn moments (Those moments when I read how successful others are doing, and I fall into a pit of self-doubt, hug my cat and hunt down something bad to eat from the pantry).
- No distractions of things I could be doing at home.
- No crazy cat flicking my chair to go outside.
So, this morning I did. Got up early, packed a bag with my ipad and keyboard (which my wonderful husband bought for such an occasion), and turned up nice and early at at cafe to grab the best seat. The one farthest from anyone.
With a hot cup of tea, I was settled. And you know what, I wrote 1500 words…woohoo to myself. It took me longer than I wanted, but I think after a few more times, I’ll get the hang of it.
As long as no one kicks me out or starts staring at me as the strange girl in the corner typing away…
Have you discovered new ways to reduce distractions in your writing?