Thursday, June 23, 2011

A.D.D.

When I edit, or even when I write, I need a lot of distractions. I am not one of those writers who turns off the music (I do turn off the TV because I can't stand talking. I can sleep with the radio on, too. Not the TV. I hate TV). 


Usually when I work I have Microsoft Word up, and then in a new browser; Twitter, Facebook, my blog, gmail, and other sources of distraction. 


On a daily basis, I use my friend's cool pack for my computer. He was over one night, playing on his own lap-top, and saw that I was editing, so he left me alone. Until he saw me switching between everything. But it's what I do--it's how I think.


The other day, I was bored while I was editing and I did something fun (which I hear a lot of writers do). I went through and as I was editing, songs kept getting stuck in my head. I realized that it was my main character's playlist...so I typed it up. It actually helped me go through and write/edit more and give me a better feel for who this girl is. 


I'm not telling you to make a playlist, or even write. I'm just saying if you write, and you get bored with your project and need something...try making a playlist, or some other form of creativity that will keep you thinking like your characters.


Okay. That's all. :)

6 comments:

  1. I like it! I have an attention span of flea too :)

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  2. I also need stuff around. Though when I'm writing, I have to get rid of Twitter and Facebook and my email. I leave the TV on, without sound or make up a playlist on youtube and let that play as background noise.

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  3. @Marilyn, how on earth do you make a playlist on youtube??? I must know! (I usually also have AOLradio on, or steal my sister's pandora and wreck it :) )

    @Jen--Good to know :) Thanks for the comments, guys!

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  4. I usually listen to music, but it's got to be something I love (which I just run on repeat :))
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Ninja Girl

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  5. @Ninja Girl
    Thanks! I hope you have an awesome weekend, too!

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