Thursday, March 3, 2011

Talk it out...use your words. WHOA, NOT ALL OF THEM.

11 comments:

Other Lisa said...

HAHAH! Yeah, that would be me too.

Sylvia said...

Have you ever heard of simplynoise.com? It's a website that provides white noise to drown out distractions. Just go to the site, click one of the selections (I prefer the brown noise, meself), and a soothing sound begins. It doesn't grab your attention like songs do, so you can continue to concentrate on your writing. There are some other sites that also provide noise, some natural (rain, a brook) and some man-made (heating vents, a dishwasher). I use these when someone is watching TV in the next room and I LOVE THEM. They've saved many an hour of work from the temptation of Psych and other shows.

Sylvia said...

OK, so I just re-read the post, and I think I understand it this time. :-) I still stand by my white-noise recommendations, though, if you feel like music and other things mess up your train of thought.

Kristan said...

Lol too cute! Well, now that I use the Dragon Dictate program, I don't think I can write in public either.

(Well, okay, I am still CAPABLE of writing with my hands -- i.e., typing. But you know what I mean!)

Adam Heine said...

I don't do that so much when I'm writing, but back when I programmed/fixed computers, I constantly had to tell my officemates I was talking to my computer, not them.

C.M. Cowen said...

Totally feel you on this one. Although I had my darling hubby come in and say "You kinda murdered that last note."

Thanks, babe, thanks.

Keriann Greaney Martin said...

LOL. Talking out loud about what I'm doing actually stresses me out. I need complete silence to work, including silence from my own mouth. It's a bit boring but at least I can focus!

K. Marie Criddle said...

Yay! I'm not alone in my crazy talking aloud while writing sessions! And Sylvia, I've totally used that site! I have a hard time with actual music while writing entirely new things, but when revising it's a no holds barred concert up in here. And Kristan! I've totally been tempted to use Dragon for writing, but I'm so slow in drafting it'll probably be more "um"s than anything. And Keri, you'll have to teach me how to be comfortable with silence! I just....can't....do it. I'm sure I'd be a bit more productive if I could.

Thanks as always to all of you guys for stopping by. I wish we all lived close enough to each other to have block parties and BBQs and writing sessions. That's how much I like you all.

L. T. Host said...

Ha, this is awesome :) I, too, cannot write at the library, but that's mostly because if I don't have complete silence or music without lyrics, the other words (people talking or singing) are all I can focus on. OTHER WORDS. Not MY WORDS.

Lame. I'd probably get more work done in public. Too easy to distract myself here at home.

abby mumford said...

i'm the opposite. when i'm at home, there are too many distractions whereas when i'm at the library, there are PEOPLE there to NOTICE when i STOP WORKING. those strangers strangely hold me accountable...

also, i appreciate sylvia's comments about the simplynoise.com site because i can't write with music, but need something to drown out the silence..

Yvette said...

Love that song! "Please, please, please, let me ... get what I want, this time." :)