Waiting For The Perfect Writing Conditions


Writing has always been my thing. I love it! I have written stories, articles and have kept a journal consistently since childhood.

I can’t get enough of writing. As of lately though, I noticed I had been waiting for what I call the my perfect writing conditions to write or blog. With a 2 year old however, that is happening less and less these days.

Ideally for most writers, a quiet or mellow environment with little distractions is needed. And this is same for me, sometime. I used to not be able to work in a cafe or around a lot of people or noise. Now I can usually tune it out (the power of motherhood, maybe).

Seems like the harder I fight for the perfect writing conditions, the harder they are to come by. Many writers who are parents, choose to write either early in the morning or late at night when there house is still. This was working for awhile but for some reason not so much lately. So through out the day when my child is really engaged in playing or napping is where I have been able to squeeze in work and (an occasional trip to my favorite cafe maybe once a week when the hubby can be home).

So what do I need to get into my writing mode?  (everyone lean in close for my secret…)

Specifically, a good beverage (smoothie, coffee or hot cocoa), a good playlist on Spotify and a clear mind.

Is this what I need to get in touch with the my creative mind/heart…Sometimes.

As of lately though, I just have to do it. Sometimes it’s good just to jump in it.

However, I’m sure that waiting on the perfect writing conditions for me these days is productive. I know some writers need this and don’t get me wrong, it’s nice when I can catch that perfect moment… it’s awesomely euphoric.

But for now, I will fight through the distractions, duties and time constraints to do what I love and what is necessary. Write!

Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone

When I talk about fear in this instance I’m not talking skydiving or anything crazy like that…Well not in this post atleast ;).

I’m talking about following your dreams or just simply going for something you’re scared to do. Like maybe entering a competition or writing a novel. In my upcoming novella, “The Misadventures of Melody T.” the main character Melody let’s fear of repeat failure hold her back.

She was relying heavily on her friends for support and encouragement for so long. One day when they were no longer there anymore, she became lost. Scared to persue things by herself and go places alone.

I think sometime we can become so reliant on others that it can stifle our own personal growth a bit. Your friends may not always be available or interested necessarily in somethin you are into.

For example, writing is hard! For so long in my own life I let fear of failure and others opinions hold me back from doing what I loved to do.

I still have to fight that anxiety from time to time but it’s not nearly as bad as it used to be.

Moral of the story is, if you have a passion for something like music, dance, art perhaps a sport get out there and go for it. Whatever, it maybe don’t fear what others think and don’t let you hold you back. Failure is the best lesson and you never really know until you try!

Much love,