Wrote my 1500+ words today. It took me approximately 40 minutes (two pomodoros if you use that system). What’s amazing is how much you can write if you simply sit down and write. Well in my case stand up and write. My technique so far:
- Stand-up writing station. Standing has been my norm for about 10 years now.
- I’m writing with Ulysses on a Mac. Comfortable keyboard, great app (other than what a memory and CPU pig it is). With Markdown support I never fidget with fonts and such, just write.
- Spotify playlist of some sort, mellow music to block out other sounds.
- Pomodoro app set to 20 minutes. I use PomoDone as it integrates with Wunderlist and other task trackers. The default for pomodoro technique is 25 minutes but I find that is too long for my easily-distracted brain to deal with. So 20 minutes on, 5 minutes off to get water, tea, etc.