Saturday, April 19, 2014

A to Z Quiet

Welcome to the 2014  A to Z Challenge. My theme for this year is why I shouldn't be participating. Thank you to David for writing the post that got the voices in my head working against me.

Quiet is a sacred and wonderful thing. I try to use quiet time as effectively as possible because it is so precious. To write, I need either dead quiet or white noise at any volume. Anything else causes major distractions. They say people are like their dogs.


Oh sorry, where was I? Ah yes. Kids interrupting me, dog needing attention, husband with random questions, people watching tv, playing Xbox, practicing guitars/bass/French horn, the phone, you have email! I do my used to do my best writing at my desk but the couch in the living room is a close second, and honestly, far more comfortable. But it's also in the middle of the main room in our house where I can at least be available and not shut away in my bedroom like a hermit.


  1. Somebody's seen "Up"!

    I'm the opposite: I like to have background noise of some sort. At work, I play music or, if I'm not in the mood for music, I'll put Netflix on and have some sort of documentary or TV series playing.

    But when I write, especially, I try to pick out some music to set the mood for how I want to write, which helps me get the tone I'm trying for.

  2. SORRY. That was from ME, but my wife has left herself signed in and I didn't realize it.

  3. this is an interesting question - I know some writers who need dead quiet to write, others are fine in coffee bars and on station platforms.

  4. LOVE IT! QUIET and then life in full motion, cool post #AtoZchallenge ☮Peace ☮ ღ ONE ℒℴνℯ ღ ☼ Light ☼ visiting from


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