Ah. Serenity. It quiets the mind, allows new ideas to come into sharp focus, allows my muse to sit on my shoulder and carefully guide me through fantastic revisions and end up with the Best. Manuscript. Ever.
Alas. In our short summer season, we have Projects. Painting projects. Men in the house with power tools, doing remodeling projects. Clothes from my closet and important stuff strewn who-knows-where all over the house, and the smell of fresh paint on my fingertips (yes, I've been doing the painting.)
I know some of you create and write with people underfoot, kids and teenagers in the house, other work projects on your plate. How do you do it??
I keep telling myself - this, too, shall pass and soon it will just be me and the computer, thumping out those great words and phrases. But I am so restless, needing my quiet, creative space.
So I ask you. How do you make time and quiet and space to write? Have any of you taught yourself to write through distractions successfully? Any words of wisdom?