Thank you Linda Hill press Here to join in or read. Saturdays Stream of Consciousness word is ‘notice.’ #SoCs


A link to where you can purchase above mug is my gift to you!
Happy writing.

Go Away I'm Writing Bone China Mug

“Go away” is not nice for someone you love to hear.
I began to wonder how other writers got “space”or privacy to write. How do you have room?
What do you do to get room to pull faces, pace the floor, screw up sheets of paper for no good reason and toss them by the door. We do not need others seeing us chewing our lips, clenching our fists, grunting, groaning or raucously laughing at what is in our heads, so how do we manage?
Here are a few things I can think of some work and some … Some maybe not so well.

A. In a loud voice state “I need to be at my desk this morning” then slam the door.

B. Put a note on the door “Shut happens” and hope. This can be propped on your desk if you live in an openplan home, stuck to the window if ou have a garden office or attatched to the back of your head.


C. With a desperate look and dramatic voice, beg to be left alone for at least eight hours, taking a flask and sandwiches with you, so there is no need to be disturbed with lunch.
D. Smear chocolate around your mouth, mess, up your hair, while still in your pyjamas, run around the house maniacally while chanting “I need to write ” repeatedly until husband, flat mate, parent or partner, get so concerned they tell you ‘ go and write.’

E. Have a frank discussion about how long and when you need to write, the day before; preparing the way.

F. Pour a cup of tea in the pictured mug, and if there dares to be a tap on the door to your writing place, thrust it through the partially opened space and shake with vigour.

G. Write out a formal notice to quit.

Dear ….., (insert name) Husband,

I am giving you formal notice that on Tuesday at eight A.M precisely my services as …. (insert your own) wife/superhero will be withdrawn. I will not be approached for any reason, other than to recieve bi- hourly deliveries of snacks, shoulder massages, smiles, or cups of my favoured brand of tea. During such visits conversation will not be permitted. Normal service will resume at six pm. I thank you in advanced for your co-operation.

If you can think of any better ones, or some that you have tried, please leave them in the comments … Do keep them clean and I will add them if appropriate to my list. Happy writing my friends.


Give Notice To Write.

34 thoughts on “Give Notice To Write.

  1. D. still has me laughing with the smearing chocolate and running round maniacally in pyjamas.. The mug could also chase away household chores and other self imposed distractions.

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  2. This is pretty great advice for getting some me-time. We live on split levels during the day: my husband downstairs and me above. My house is open plan and my “office” on the top landing, but up here I suffer from a selective hearing problem that helps to get me some privacy.

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  3. …then slam the door. HA!! I love all these ideas but I think truly I am my own worst distractor. I do love that mug, too, but the link appears broken for me. Maybe you have another?

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  4. I like G. During school I do get time to br honest – if I can stay off the internet! But when my hubby is on his days off….it’s a disaster! Yes….I’ll give him written notice in future! πŸ˜ƒ


  5. Choice D was my favorite! Right up until I saw the official notice…now THAT’S an idea I’d love to try. “Dear family, I will be unavailable to clean/cook/taxi service/shop/chat about that crazy thing that happened/fetch the thing you forgot/look into your eyeballs until 6pm. You will have my undivided attention at that time. Blessings.” YES!!!


  6. Ha! I love the formal notice! Once the kids go back to school next week, I’ll have the house to myself(other than the dogs) from a little after 7 am to almost 3 pm, so I’ll be able to get my writing done during that time.


  7. I’m lucky . I get left alone a fair bit… no notice required but if there’s a remedy for puppy eye pain from being stared at by a depressed unwalked dog let me know.


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