Daily Writing Tip 50 of 100, When Time Stops

For one hundred days, I’m going to post a writing tip each day. I have a whole bookshelf full of writing books and I want to do some reading and increased studying of this valuable resource. This will help me keep track of anything I’ve learned, and help motivate me to keep going. If anyone has a favorite tip of their own to add, contact me. I’d love to put it up here.

Today’s tip – When Time Stops

Source – Writing in Flow by Susan K Perry

You may find that time becomes essentially irrelevant. When the writing session is over, you may find yourself astonished at how much time has actually gone by. Numerous writers said this is exactly what happens to them.

Flow’s timelessness, for some of us, is the best part of the experience, highly valued for its own sake. It feels incredible.

That feeling of timelessness is why we do… anything, really. I’ve never had a feeling of timelessness in the hours spent making sure my TPS reports have proper cover sheets.

The opposite side of this timelessness is how exhausted you can feel when it is over. But it is a kind of good exhaustion – earned exhaustion – spent.