Sometimes when it’s still dark, I unwrap from my cocoon of covers and creep downstairs to write in the dark. Mind you, it’s at 3:30 or 4:00 in the morning, not 1:30. I absolutely refuse to get out of bed any earlier than 3:30. But writing in the dark affords focus when I can’t seem to find it anywhere else. I don’t turn on any lights.
When it’s dark I can’t see this:
I only see this:
That's a blurry photo of my computer screen! If you are struggling with distractions from your writing, sometimes I think it helps to clean your immediate area and face the wall. That way you don't see everything in the house that's needs to be cleaned, washed, mailed, weeded (if you happen to look out the window) or filed. It's just you and the computer screen and a wall. Happy writing!
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