Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Go with the flow

I have been writing so much more this month. Good, yes? Well...sort of. I have all of these ideas flowing through my brain but with Parent/Teacher conferences this week my schedule is off and sticking to the time I set aside to write is a lot harder than I thought.

Phones keep ringing with friends asking me to alter my plans just a bit here or there, and the house doesn't clean itself. Still I am finding a few moments where I can at least jot down the rough outline of how things are going to go and I'm almost done writing one book finally. Believe me, it has been a long time coming considering I have been working on it for at least three years.

How do you push through the constant interruptions and schedule changes - particularly when you have a great flow going?

5 comments:

  1. Good question. I would love to hear what others have to say on this. I try not answering the phone, but can't make myself ignore it. What if it was an emergency??? I don't know. hugs~

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  2. That's a toughie. I found myself scribbling on pieces of notes, jotted down scenes or even piecemeal conversations. Then when I had time I put it together. You can write the end first or the middle or just a piece. And then assemble when you can. More importantly that works.

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  3. Advice I was given, not used yet, was to schedule work hours. Don't answer the phones. Don't schedule anything durning the specific time set to write and to treat the time as a job with a horrible boss that expects great feats. Now, if anyone does this please let me know if it works?
    I plan and try to keep to the same hours.

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  4. I have similar problems and just when I think I have found a solution there is a wrench in the works. I will keep trying. Sounds like you are making significant progress.

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  5. Writing is one of my jobs. During certain hours I plan for and set aside that time, then I treat it as a job. Most things aren't emergencies and can wait.

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