divawriter (divawriter) wrote,

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Quiet or Noise?

Which do you prefer?  In the past I would have said quiet.  Hands down!  But now, not so much.  I used to think that in order for me to write, I needed to have a quiet, calm place to sit and punch out some words.  That's not the case anymore. 

When I first started writing, I always waited until I was alone, or the kids were in bed and I could think without being interrupted.  So, finding time to write has been somewhat of an exhausted effort, literally.  I'm usually too tired from the day to sit and try to crank out a 1000 words, let alone even 500.  But I have to admit, these past few days I have been really productive.  Is it from locking myself away in my room?  No.  Actually, it's been after the kids get home from school, and we are chin high in homework, tv, video games, fixing dinner, and cleaning.  This part of my day has always been so active and hectic that even thinking about adding anything else, let alone writing, seemed practically impossible.  Yet I am finding that I actually do some of my best work surrounded by chaos.  In the last two days, I've cranked out over 1000 words, which is more than I have done in the past two weeks.  I have a laptop on my kitchen counter, so I turn it on, bring up my document, and just leave it up, adding to it here and there throughout the afternoon.  Now on soccer days, that's a different story, but I'm just so excited to recognize the fact that I can still write, even in the midst of what would normally be a bucketful of chaos.

I was just getting used to listening to music when I write, so this is a huge leap.  Hopefully in the right direction. 

So what's your preference?
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