I just thought I come on and talk about one of the tools that dramatically increases my output when I’m writing.
Are you ready for it.
Here it is…
One of those soft, squishy stress balls.
That’s it. A soft squishy stress ball increases my writing output. How, you ask? Well, I put it beside my computer (when I think of it) and whenever I stop writing because I’m stuck, whenever I pause to give a plot point or some dialog some thought, I pick the ball up and… well, play with it. Knead it. Throw it. Roll it. Whatever. Anything that actually stops me from getting up and getting some chocolate out of the fridge. Or opening up the internet. Or just checking to see what’s on TV for a minute. Or seeing what the kids are up to. Or… Anyway, you get the picture.
The ball keeps my butt in the seat but isn’t so much fun that it distracts me from the writing or from thinking about writing. It just distracts me from everything else.
It works. If you are like me and need to be doing something while you think, then make sure the thing you do doesn’t take you away from your work.
Does anyone else have any useful writing tools?