What a concept. Finding solitude can be difficult sometimes, especially if you’re married and have kids at home. There always seems to be some kind of interruption that can stop you in the middle of whatever you’re doing. Or sometimes we do it to ourselves. The phone rings and you feel you must answer it. The TV is on and you just can’t break away from whatever is on. The radio is on and you just can’t stop singing along to the music. Or a million and one other distractions that interrupt us for what we really want to do.
For me, in order to really get in and write, the TV must be off. The radio must be off. I need silence. It’s what works best for me. If I allow the radio or the TV on, even as background noise, it will distract me. I’ve come to love the silence around me during this time. I can really get into my writing and work.
I still remember this day from about two and a half years ago. It was on a Saturday. I had one productive day. I wrote almost 9,000 words on my story that one special day. As a matter of fact, I did so good I was able to write ‘the end’ on my first draft. Talk about productive. I love it.
So, finding the solitude that works for you is what matters most. My solitude may not be the solitude that works for you. Find what does. You will find bliss by doing it.
What kind of solitude do you need?