I always emphasize how important it is to write on a regular basis. I also tell everyone that there is not such thing as writer's block (read an earlier post on that), but I do find that certain things are more cohesive to a comfortable writing environment than others.
At the beginning of the new year, we moved to a new house. Brand. Spanking. New. My backyard overlooks trees. Lots of trees. My front yard has various views of different constructions in progress (like I said, totally new). My office is at the front of the house. The view that I need to zone out on when I'm letting myself get lost in the dialogue running through my head seems to be at the back of the house.
Today, I'm sitting at the table in the kitchen with the curtains completely open so that I can see the trees whenever I need. I also have a cat circling the tabletop while I type, but that's neither here nor there. Really though, he has excellent taste -- and a great spot in the sun.
I found that my desk facing a wall in my office and no hope for a distracting view that doesn't make me feel like a nosy neighbor was distracting me. It made me feel restless.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that we need to embrace whatever it is that helps us write at times. Sometimes, that might be a change of scenery -- going to a coffee shop to write, or a library, or outside (if it isn't in the 90s and humid or you like that sort of thing). I still don't believe in Writer's Block (aka Procrastinator's Block), but I do believe that there are times that we need to shift our perspectives a little in order to get the job done.
That said, I'm going back to working on MadCap 2. Anyone have an good recommendations for Pirate music?