Remember when I said I had some ideas for a new project? And I was waiting to finish my revisions before I started it? I’ve been good. I finished (yeah!) and now I’ve given myself permission to write something new.
So with two kids, a job, my gourmet meals (note sarcastic tone here), attempts at (semi) clean clothing and house, I have to find time to write.
And for me it’s usually early in the morning. Like really early. It has to be totally dark. I sit with my laptop on the couch and plug in my headphones. That’s when I can enter my world. You know, that place in your head where your characters live and try to survive.
Now for brainstorming and second drafts, I don’t have to have the dark and the no interruptions. But that first draft is special.
How about you? Can you write first drafts amidst flying Barbie dolls, fifty questions, laundry piles and phone calls?
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