Funny, though: I’m reading this, seeing some larger strategies as “take a break” and “come at it from a strange place.”
Moms (and chime in, moms) don’t need these kinds of strategies. Our lives are FULL of writer’s block busters.
In fact, our time is so pieced together and interrupted that the block for us is the inability to get that chunk of time where the block can develop.
My block is having to return to a piece that I spent 20 minutes on and not being able to take it up where I left it because I had to leave it so abruptly (come get your kid from school, she barfed in the library, being the most recent).
We need to compile a list of strategies for writing in a disjointed lifespace. I’m thinking one of those strategies might involve something like Ulysses, or Tinderbox, or OpenMind. The problem, though, is that these “strategies” cost money, and since I’m saving for an iPod (strategy #2: if you can’t hear them, they won’t be *as* distracting), I’m not coughing up dough yet.
Any feedback on these or similar applications are greatly appreciated. I’ll probably be doing some trial downloads here shortly as well, and will offer my own feedback.