I read a post yesterday on QueryTracker and it keeps coming back to mind. It talked about authors who must have certain conditions in order to write. One example was of a writer who said she needed complete silence. Another writer tried to write in a library but it was so quiet, she had to leave.
I like it quiet with few distractions, but I don’t have to have complete silence. However, with more kids/grands living in our house, that is no longer practical.
When the noise level rises, I remember a friend who writes at her kitchen table with her six youngsters doing their chores, homework, playing or whatever around her.
I hope it is a learnable skill.
Here’s the link if you’re interested in reading the entire article: http://querytracker.blogspot.com/2011/03/quirks.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+QueryTracker+%28QueryTracker.net%29