Thursday Tips: Alone Time
Writing is a solitary activity and it’s not easy to find a place to be alone and quiet.
I have been reading and editing a 100,000 word manuscript and I fund that the more anti-social I get and the more concentrated I am on writing, the more people call me and want to see me.
Perhaps I should take this as a good sign that people sense my confidence and want to be around me, but it doesnt’ help me write and concentrate.
On July 4th, I found a park where no one was doing a BBQ and I was able to read and concentrate on my manuscript.
The library was closed and I needed to find a place to write.
If you have trouble finding a calm and silent area to write, consider asking your friends when they are planning to be out of their homes and ask if you can work at their house. Does a friend own a business and have an office that you could use on the weekends? Look for a small park that few people go to and work there.
Finding solitude is not always easy, but tell your friends what you need and they may know of the perfect place.