...including working from home, unused ideas, new cases for The Ward, my writing goals and…dog biscuits?
Thank you for answering my question. I think you’d be an amazing Superman writer.
Haha, I figured my question would be worth a shot! Thanks for including it! As for working from home, after having to "go to university" in my own bedroom for two years due to the pandemic, I know the struggle all too well. Aside from noise canceling headphones, something that tremendously helped me was building a bookshelf at the far end of my bed as a room divider. It separates my sleeping space from my work space, and kept me from watching lectures or writing assignments in bed. And it looks really cool!
Thank you for your response. I look forward to more Ward however it comes and thought you writing Superman would be incredible! Good luck.
Oh snap, a whole post!! So excited. Lol!
I tend to find music actually helps me. I guess it drowns out other things, and getting onto the rhythm, flow, and actuslly lyrics/moods of artists I like get me to a certain zone. That said, I've not really been doing that for a year at least. I really should put my phone somewhere else like you suggest. And also, those dwartii statues are so cool!
How do I focus when writing from home? My day job involves long hours of documentation at home after driving around all day seeing patients, so I have some experience. However, medical documentation is both rote and highly specialized nonfiction. For my fiction, I have to set the stage for sensory deprivation: blackout curtains, white noise, no lights, all cats banished, and some light meditation to put my day job to sleep. My only companions are my laptop and its lighted keyboard. This allows me to let the universe in my head out around me in the room. I can see my characters interacting with each other, waiting for me to tell their story. Whatever is most important to them represents my subconscious noting a flaw or event in the story that needs attention.