It seems that when you can get up in the morning and concentrate on just writing you can get more done.
My sessions have been far more productive when I don’t have to worry about dealing with other things. I imagine that Stephen King probably locks himself up in his office and doesn’t come out until he is finished with putting down his thoughts. I have adopted a similar policy. If I am getting into something that I’ll either need to finish or don’t want to lose by interruption then the door gets closed. If I’m making a blog post like this one, door stays open.
My ideal dream job is doing this very thing. Not writing about politics or doing column work; anyone can do that. I’m talking about crafting a story. Taking an idea that you have and making it bloom into an interesting tale that anyone can follow along with and enjoy.
I think it would be thrilling to sit in a movie theater with folks you don’t know watching something you wrote and being able to see their reactions in real time as they watch it. I suppose that would have both positive and negative implications.
This is what is known as a “drive by” post.