Already know what it is that you are going to write, maybe you don’t have the slightest clue. You sit at your desk and click on to your writing page and before long you are fidgeting in your seat pushing around a can of coke and a bag of chips. For the one with no idea, you sit there and wait for something to fall out of the sky. I know, because I do it too. When I go about my day and don’t give any thought as to what I will write later, I think, I will go home, pull up the chair and start pounding out words, and when it doesn’t happen. I sit and rewrite and listen intently hoping the mind will take me on a journey.
If this sounds familar, this may work for you. Anticipate by visualizing and say out loud to somebody that you will be writing when you get home. So when you sit down the words will be primed and make it easier to access like rain falling from a cloud thats too heavy to hold and all you do is poked a hole in it.
Writing conditions us over time as writers and organizes our thoughts as we apply them on paper and in a prepartory way, while we are away from our desk. It keeps our awarness current where new thoughts emerge, by learning to listen to our internal thoughts even when where busy and conversing with others. Sometimes that wonderful story idea does, comes at a very bad time. Try to write it down anyway or use key words that will help you remember. You know, you have to make some record of it before it’s gone for good. As soon as you put it off and direct your attention back to what you where doing the idea is gone that quick. Be ready because you just openned the flood gates producing other thoughts that follow. Another helpful hint. It’s when I write down my thoughts and let go of what I was thinking about that, and it’s then that I receive a new thought to write about, clearing the pathway.