For Friday, April 8, 2016:
“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
Reality isn’t destroying me, but it is certainly a distraction as I try to write. So I want to ask your help, please.
My reality is that I need at least a semblance of quiet and little activity to write at my best. But the constant TV and other household noises and busyness make that difficult, especially after a period of days or weeks that have been comparatively serene. It always takes me a while to readjust. I could go to my room, and do sometimes, but the house is so small and the walls so thin that I can still hear everything. On top of that, nothing blocks out the neighborhood noises. Even earplugs or earphones don’t help.
If I had my ‘druthers, I’d have a little hermitage I could go to when I write, where the only sounds I could hear would be birdsong, but that’s not possible. I recently found, though – and just now reblogged – a new resource I hope will help all of us. I’ve not yet explored it thoroughly, but I look forward to the possibilities. Do check out Contemplative Writer’s blog for more. There’s also a Facebook page.
In the meantime, I hope you all can help me with some suggestions of things you’ve tried if you have the same trouble I do. I’m almost ready to start writing my new novel, and I need all the help I can get to move past, through, and over all these distractions.
Thanks much in advance, and bless you!