- Go all 1980- Turn off all of the fun exciting social network games, and entertainment. I have a routine...there are probably many other way more productive ones out there but this works for me. I check all that stuff...facebook, and twitter. I keep it quick no more then five minutes. Then I get on blogger. I post and read a few post. Then I am off. No more for several hours. It is white page in front of me and ignore the family.
- Protective Force Fields- The television can be blaring, dogs barking and people arguing I hear none of it. In the zone it is me and the music of the words in my head. In flow I am reading the text and talking it out...yes audibly. If you walk near me I sound like the little homeless lady rocking gently and mumbling to myself. The family knows, "Oh she is writing." They know I don't hear them and it is no use talking to me. It is not like that every time. I wish. Sometimes I struggle to get into that zone.
- Go to the Dark side- I don't know why but my best writing gets done at night. I know all the websites say to writing in the morning. I can't see, can't talk and don't like people in the morning. At night everyone is in bed and I can easily get in the zone. Talking to myself is not such a big deal all alone.