So I’ve been having trouble finding the right time/place/mindset in order to write, and I thought I’d bring my thoughts about my troubles here so we can talk about it. I’ll preface my post with a question, which I hope will send you guys to the comments to answer:
How do you start writing, at what time of day, where, in what mindset?
I guess my post is really going to be my attempt to answer that question. I feel like writing happens one of two ways for me: either I’ll have an idea somewhere and I’ll break out a notebook or make a note on my phone, or I’ll know I need to write so I’ll make sure I have time and a clean desk (and schedule) in order to sit down and figure things out. Both methods aren’t exactly easy, as the former relies on getting an idea from thin air (or thinking about something in the back of my mind for a while), and the latter relies on good time management (and there’s always more work to be done, especially if you’re no good at time management).
I think overall I’ve had my best writing sessions either late at night when nobody is around and I’m getting to that 3am free thought tired place, or early in the morning when my suite is still asleep, there’s still much time in the day, and I’ve had a nice shower and a cup of coffee–something like a negative capability, where I can be free from stress and open to what I might write. What about y’all?