I write in complete solitude. That means no noisy cafes, no libraries, no outdoors, no music in the background, no people around me in the same room. Just me, my laptop and maybe a notebook and pen.
Writing means deep contemplation and thought. I’m not much of a multitasker anyway and I never got the hang of listening and thinking at the same time. While writing, the only listening I do is within myself.
But that’s just me. I am always in awe of people who can write anywhere they want and multitask at the same time. Especially in noisy work places or even while listening to music. It’s a real gift to be able to tune out sounds and focus on your thoughts and I deeply respect that.
Even now as I am blogging this in the afternoon at 3:46pm, all I can hear in the room is the reassuring low hum of the air-conditioner and the whirring fan. The traffic on the streets outside is blissfully quiet at the moment and my parents are taking their afternoon nap in their room. It’s just me sitting at the dining table with my laptop, typing away.
So where do you write and what are your writing habits? Please leave me a comment below and let’s start a lovely discussion! 🙂