The secret to write without interruption
I feel like I just discovered the secret to write more and I would like to share it with you. Maybe you’ll take my advice and try it for some time or even just once. However, I would be even more satisfied if you’d share with me your own tricks.
Approximately one hour ago, I put another goal upon myself: to write one hub, every day, on Hubpages, for the rest of the year. Now, you should consider that writing on Hubpages, not only takes serious dedication, but you can not pass the publishing process and the evaluation process if you have not written at least 700 words, but to have the best of the rankings your post/article/hub/whatever should have at least 1000 words.
It is a difficult task to keep up everyday with, also considering that I have given up writing for 5 years, since high-school, and only recently I picked it up. So I have to get myself together and find my muse again.
However, I just wrote a piece in almost one hour. (for the purpose of this post, I am not sharing the link here, but if you are curious, you can comment below).
How did I do it? Well, it happened almost poetically, almost like those ideas that come up in the movies and then the movie character works on that idea and everything ends with a smile in the end.
So, something like that happened to me as well. I minimized my Opera window to check on a file I have on my dekstop and my eyes laid upon a word file titled “Curriculum Vitae”, a file I wrote a week ago because I needed it to apply for an international conference in my field (criminal law if you must know). I have read a lot of articles on how to write the perfect resume, or how to nail that job interview, so I thought about writing a hub on how to put together the perfect CV, combining my own experiences and the knowledge I have gained through reading and writing other people’s CV-s.
The next step I took: I opened the Notepad instead of Word.Notepad is neater and it does not distract you with all those options that you have on Word. I even like the kind of font and how when you maximize the window, it fills the desktop with this blank space and all you have to do next is: pouring your soul into it.
So I started my first sentences, as every writer starts: bubbling, gathering the thoughts, setting the background, and then with my eyes steady on my keyboard (even though I write fast with my 10 ‘rabbit’ fingers without having to look at my keyboard, but in this case, I did not want to read my own words), I kept building on that first thought. When I was done I copied and pasted it all on Word. I had reached 1400 words!
I discovered, for my own self, how to jump in the process and write till I feel like I am done. I am going to try the same process when I will write school assignments and conference articles; maybe it will work, maybe not. Meanwhile, I will have to maximize my Notepad window every day from this moment, as I will have to keep the promise and reach the goal of writing everyday a hub for the rest of the year :)