What a concept. Finding solitude can be difficult sometimes, especially if you are 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 are doing. Or sometimes we do it to ourselves. The phone rings and you feel you must answer it. The TV is on and 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 for what we really want to doing.
For me, in order to really get in and right, the TV must be off. The radio must be off. I need silence. It is 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 the day from about a year and a half ago. It was on a Saturday. I had one productive day. I wrote almost 9,000 words on my story in one day. As a matter of fact, I did so good that day 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.