My life is noisy. With three small children and a fourth having just arrived, it’s hard to find a quiet place to think at home. At work, I lead a team of 12 people. There are always questions to answer, teammates to encourage, problems to solve.
Often, writing is drowned out by the noise. Sometimes I want to shout, “Shut up! I am writing!”
However, I recently realized these external voices are not the problem. They are not the greatest threat to my writing.