Thank you, GL Cromarty for expressing my exact sentiments. If anyone has a soundproof chamber I could place in or near my home, I’m interested. It need only be big enough to sport a comfy chair and end table.
Writers know all about the writing zone.
About how easy it is to get distracted.
About how hard it can be to get started.
About how difficult it is to keep going.
And about how annoying it is when our nearest and dearest interrupt us in the middle of our writing flow.
So, for those who are unsure what constitutes an acceptable writer interruption, here is a handy guide.
Please drop snacks off promptly. Do not engage the writer in conversation or otherwise interrupt while leaving the treats. Definitely do not lean over the writer’s shoulder while dropping the snack off and speak the last sentence on the page in the voice of a pirate (as my husband does)!
First make all efforts to ‘deal’ with this before interrupting the writer. Only once the fire truck arrives and you have…
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