Writing is a lonely business.
It is quite lovely to be a writer, especially when you simply dislike leaving your house, for any given reason.
But, guess what, humans need human connections. Plus, it is very true what they say: no one can create in a vacuum.
When you’re working from home and taking care of the kiddos, it can get lonely after a while.
Since I avoid almost all the Socials, I rely heavily on AuthorBook and BookTube.
And recently, I’ve discovered the live write-in. And I looove it.
Writing time and writing sprints
It’s a great productivity thing, the write-ins. And when I catch the live write-in’s, it’s an occasion to connect with other writers from around the world. Literally.
Since the write-ins are then posted on the author’s channel, I sometimes watch them again, in order to get motivated and to be more productive.
Writing sprints is something I dislike doing by myself.
With other people, even if they are on the other side of a screen (and on the other side of the world sometimes), it feels more like working in a coffee shop but in the compagny of writers and without the expenses and the whirring sound of the barista.
It helps me find the motivation to dedicate two hours in a row solely to writing. It gets me in the « zone » even when I’m stressed about other things. A bit like when I would go to writing class, back in my University days.
Yes, I had this deadline, this teamwork thing to research, but while in writing class, I had no choice but to dedicate all my attention to one thing only (it was a time of no smartphones, a time where laptops weight a ton, a time without YouTube).
Here’s some of the write-in I try to attend to as much as my day job allows. See you there, maybe, dear writer firends?
- Tamara Woods, every Thursday at 2pm (eastern time).
- Kate Cavanaugh, once a month or so. Better hit that notification bell.
- Carrow Brown, every Tuesday at 1pm (eastern time).
Thanks for reading !