Saturday, 14 April 2012

Deja Vu

When I was writing book one, I had to deal with builders in our house building a loft conversion. This time during book two, I have to deal with the next door neighbours' builders knocking, sawing, and sanding away in the part of the house that is right next to my bedroom. Every time I feel ready to write something, noise comes in from next door that breaks my concentration and annoys the heck out of me.

So tell me readers, what do I do to not feel so distracted while I am trying to write?

I am asking for ways not to feel mentally distracted. I do not like to move my laptop away from my current location so going out to a cafe is not an option for me right now. What works for you?

p.s. I plan on spending tomorrow morning commenting on all of your blogs. 


Carrie Monroe said...

Maybe listen to music if there is something like classical music you could listen to and not be distracted that might also drown out the builders. I listened to a baseball game the other day and found it helped keep distractions down but I could still focus on the work I was doing.

Raj said...

i haven't really written in ages. so i cant answer that, but i believe that when u r writing in a flow, i.e. when your mind is immersed in whatever u r writing, one really doesn't get distracted.

well that's my case. yours i am guessing is different.

The Golden Eagle said...

If there's a lot of noise bothering me, I usually put on headphones and play classical music--or anything, really.

The Golden Eagle
The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

Rahul Bhatia said...

This could be a problem, but if you really immerse in the project of writing, surely the noise will not distract you after a while:)

Nas Dean said...

Good advice above about using the headphones. Try it!