To cut down on distractions, Nicole mentions setting up a small desk designated for writing. She also made sure to give the space atmosphere. This is ideal!
I did something similar a while back, claiming the corner of a spare bedroom. I set up a desk and even installed a small aquarium. The problem is that, while the fish tank got me started on a whole new hobby, I drifted away from writing.
The lapse is partly due to a mentally tiring day job. Many aspiring authors suffer the same, however; it’s no excuse to let my art wither. How do I get back into a flow of writing through which I can find both enjoyment and pride?
For one thing, I need to resume utilizing that currently neglected space. Even sitting at my desk for non-writing tasks will hopefully spark a habit and ultimately the urge to write. I figure it’s a start.
Now I need to carve out quiet time and avoid distractions as Ms. Gordon wisely suggests.