Sarah Gleeson is a cat lady.
Sarah Gleeson loves creating but she gets even more excited hearing about other people's creations.
Sarah Gleeson hates talking about herself but loves to hear other people's stories.
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An interview with Sarah Gleeson by Sarah Gleeson.
Q. I get distracted when I try to create. Do you have something that works for you?
A. I find a song that matches the energy of what I'm trying to create and listen to it on repeat - using earphones. It helps cut out the distractions around me. Sometimes the music has lyrics, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it's upbeat, sometimes it's sad. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Q. If I can't find the right word, I get frustrated and give up. Do you have any suggestions on how to find the right word?
Maybe the issue is the concept of a right word. By attempting to find the right word you're cutting off your awareness to words that might not seem right but do fit.
The best trick I've employed is to look for words that ping. They might make a sound, they might stand out from the page - either way, they get your attention. When you find a word that screams out to you, write it down. Which takes me to my next piece of advice. Actually, this one is an order.
Got get a notebook.
It might be a $2 book that will fall to bits in a month. It might be something beautiful with an inspirational quote on it. Either way, it's a tool you carry with you everywhere to record words and ideas that have been desperately trying to get your attention - except you've been too busy worrying about finding the right word or idea.
My cat interrupts me, right when inspiration and motivation collide. Then all my good work goes out the window. Any suggestions?
Get a fish. Only joking. The only thing I've found that works is to... just a second... my cat Quimby will not stop meowing incesssantly. It's time for his second dinner. Be right back...