I have a difficult time getting into “the zone”, for whatever reason I cannot just fall right into a Creative Zone. It takes time. I tend to want to relax first, I need to drink at least two cups of coffee first, then I tend to meditate and let my mind wander for a while. Then I get into this writing spot that just flows, sometimes if things are right it can go for 12 to 16hrs straight without a break. BUT normally about halfway into getting into the zone, something happens and I am taking out trash, walking a dog, cutting someone’s hair, or have to run to work.
I’ve tried to write after work, but I find my mind doesn’t shut up after work, so it takes twice as long, and there is always a chance of falling asleep!
So here I sit in a Dunkin’ Donuts trying to type as I can’t help but people watch, the little business guy in the light brown suit, the hipster dad with the hole-filled jeans and super tight red Hollister shirt, the grandma with her grand-daughter both wearing matching see-through black tights and loose t-shirt, or the college girl with the huge butt in the white wife beater and black volleyball shorts.
ALL KEEP ME DISTRACTED!
Oh well, time to lock in and go for the gold!