Writers: Don’t be ceremonious about your writing. When time’s available, WRITE.
Some great advice from Cory Doctorow in his “Writing In The Age Of Distraction” piece for Locus Online: Don’t be ceremonious.
“Forget advice about finding the right atmosphere to coax your muse into the room. Forget candles, music, silence, a good chair, a cigarette, or putting the kids to sleep. It’s nice to have all your physical needs met before you write, but if you convince yourself that you can only write in a perfect world, you compound the problem of finding 20 free minutes with the problem of finding the right environment at the same time. When the time is available, just put fingers to keyboard and write. You can put up with noise/silence/kids/discomfort/hunger for 20 minutes.”
Read Cory’s full article on LocusMag.com.