What’s your writing process? How do you get in the mindset? If you are unable to write that day, how do you let yourself down easy? How do you get back in the groove?
I make an appointment with myself for “me time” every day possible and let everyone know I’m sitting down to write. When I had a young child/infant, I allowed myself the grace to recognize that this was not going to happen every day, or even at the same time each day I could do so. But my choice to do something for myself so regularly and so openly eventually communicated to everyone in my family that writing is serious to me, and my “me time” became something they supported because it was a way to support me.
I highly recommend this to any author. It becomes both self-care and a creativity booster — I tend to feel more creative simply knowing I will be able to spend the time writing something down at some point in my day.
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Oh yeah, working from home has definitely increased the probability of being disturbed during writing. I need a separate room to communicate how I want to be left alone while writing, lol. Anyway, thanks for this post!
I don’t have the ability to have a separate room. For a time I put headphones on to signal I’m not available (no music, just over the ear headphones, the boxy kind). Even my toddler at the time figured out when mommy’s got headphones on, it means do not disturb. This, of course, didn’t stop him from sitting at the foot of my chair for hours playing with his toys. But he wasn’t interrupting me. My spouse I could at least talk to – the hard part with them was scheduling. Invariably they would schedule an outing, errand, chore, when I had *just* set out my plan when to write that day. Communication fixed that eventually, too.