Saturday, July 29, 2006
Little and Often
It's a wonder how I ever get anything done. But I do. And it gets done in a fairly timely manner. Because I adhere to the 'little and often' principle. Which means my current ms is open all day, everyday. And I dip in and out it of as the mood takes me. This principle has worked for me all through my life. When studying I would never save all day Saturday/Sunday to work (I studied a lot while working), I would do some every morning before going to work.
I have never pulled an all-nighter in my life! Not counting clubbing/partying.
How do you work best?
I can work with interruptions from the kids (unless I'm struggling through a sex scene since I need isolation for that!)but the thought of being online while writing just gives me a total paranoid meltdown!
I keep email and an internet browser open while I'm writing, but when I hear that little 'You've Got Mail' chime, I usually can't stand it till I go see what it is. I should probably just turn off the volume, but I pretend that I might then miss something really important.
I either need quiet or a bunch of white noise. One voice or two just pulls me right out of my concentration--while I'm reading too.
It's horrible and very inefficient. I could get so much more done if I could block out sounds.