I’m not one of those people who can sit for hours at a time writing. In fact, I can’t sit for hours at a time doing anything – thanks to my 20 second attention span. Interruptions don’t bother me. I can stop writing mid-sentence to answer the phone or chat – it’s not unheard of for me to write while msning with friends. Also, I always work with the radio on – silence just kills me.
It’s a wonder how I ever get anything done. But I do. And it gets done in a fairly timely manner. Because I adhere to the ‘little and often’ principle. Which means my current ms is open all day, everyday. And I dip in and out it of as the mood takes me. This principle has worked for me all through my life. When studying I would never save all day Saturday/Sunday to work (I studied a lot while working), I would do some every morning before going to work.
I have never pulled an all-nighter in my life! Not counting clubbing/partying.
How do you work best?