|My normal view as I write.|
This post is an apology of sorts. Yesterday Rocker Son and I were talking about those online programs that are designed to help writers concentrate. Downloading the programs will lock you out of the Internet so you will be able to give all of your attention to writing without any distraction.
But (as I roll my eyes) to PAY to NOT have Internet access just messes with my head. Have we come to this? Really? In our conversation I scoffed at such silliness.
And then, today I needed to write a new parenting post for a client. The idea for the post came to me during the night last night and I knew where I wanted it to go, but was having trouble getting started.
|So much calmer with this view.|
So I did a little NO-COST experiment. I simply enlarged the writing screen to cover my whole desktop. AND it was the weirdest thing! I nearly felt my HEART RATE slow down and let myself take a deep breath. It was crazy the difference that little change made! I am impressed with the power our eyes hold over our mind and emotions. I was able to quickly and cleanly write exactly what the client needed in record time.
So I am not sure who I am apologizing to. But I will no longer roll my eyes at the theories regarding visual distractions for writers. I did turn off my Internet connection during this exercise too, so that I would not hear the email notifications etc. We all get so accustomed to the little beeps and bzzz's and have no idea how much they pull the mind away from center and focus.
Know what? I love being a writer! I learn something new every single day. I am meeting amazing writers and taking steps closer to my dream all the time! I am so thankful to Father God for this crazy, challenging, beautiful adventure!
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