There's Something About a Clean Desk

A desk. When you are writing, it's all about the desk. Or is it? My mentor and dear friend, Tonja Waring (an avid feng shui practitioner for almost 20 years) has taught me to be mindful of how I position myself to write.

With the portability of a laptop, do you sometimes find that no desk is better than a desk? Often I pick the place that makes me feel most comfy and least distracted.

Where we write can make a tremendous impact on how we write. If we are resisting writing in any way, our mind will find a myriad of ways to get distracted. Trust me. I am very aware of this. Our mind is like a small child wanting to play with all the things that are the "no-no's" - especially our phones which we look at an average of 300 times a day. (Yes, you heard me correctly...300 times a day. That's approximately 19 times an hour or once every 3 minutes. Yikes!)

Other studies show that once we are interrupted, it takes approximately 20 minutes to regain our flow of thought. So, the best advice I can offer about getting your book written after finding a comfy spot, is to turn off your phone. Clear your mind then just start to write.

Make your first goal to get 750 words on the page. Any words will work. Just do it. Ask yourself what will make your writing happen in the easiest way for you.

Do you prefer pen and paper? Or, computer?

Should you voice record your book and then have it transcribed?

Do you like to sit at a clean desk where your feel supported? Or, do you prefer to write sitting in a lounger type of chair?

Do you like to look outside? Or, do you get more accomplished looking at a vision wall? Silence? Or music?

Where you write is the setting and regardless of how you answered my questions, I highly recommend you take the next step. Find your place then set a daily time to write. Choose the time of day that you feel your best. Settle in to your best space and get your mind in the flow. Turn on music that inspires you. Turn off your internet notifications and let the phone go to voicemail.  

Take time to get your writing space set up just right and let your creativity flow.

How about you? Are you ready to transition into authorship? Then how may I support you today? Perhaps you would like to know more about the Book Writer Success Boot Camp where you follow my proven process to write a book in 90 days.

Or perhaps you’ve written the book and have no idea what to do next. The Publish-it Now! Boot camp gets you published! I’ll post details in the comments.

Let’s talk more about writing your story! Join me in the Book Writer Success Boot Camp and let’s write a book together!

About the Author Candy Zulkosky

CaZ, the Writer Success Coach, understands the power behind being passionate about your business and your life’s endeavors. As a coach and all around cheerleader for her clients, CaZ brings together the full package—clarity, communication, and conversion. As a ghostwriter and content developer, she listens, learns, and comes to understand your goals and your purpose—and then delivers the right words to mix with the images that communicate your message. As an editor and book designer, she brings business acumen, up-to-date publishing experience, and industry know-how to the process of publishing your book.

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