Zone: Becoming lost in the art of creating.
I love the moment when I realize that I've been writing effortlessly for hours. It is such a great feeling.
To help put me in the zone I have a few tricks.
1) I use a soundtrack from a movie. Currently I'm using the soundtrack from Robin Hood. When my brain hears the music it knows it is time to write.
2) Before I quit writing I ponder what the next scene should be and maybe even write a first sentence. I may or may not keep it, but I don't start the day with a blank page.
3) I show up at the same time every morning. Okay, most every morning. My body knows that at 5:00 I'm going to write.
Do you have any special tricks up your sleeve that helps you to get in the zone?
My Co-worker found this little shop when she was visiting Dallas and thought of me. I have a little sand garden on my desk. If I find myself starting to say something critical about someone else I stop myself by saying "ZEN" and walking away.
The subject line said: I found your bliss.
It has been fun getting to read all the blogs and seeing how creative people are with coming up with things from A-Z. I know some of mine have been a bit lame - but lame is better than nothing and next year I will "fail better".