Journey – From Thoughts To Words.

WOW: 30 Minutes Timer To Just Write

(How much time do you take to write a blogpost? Sometimes the words just flow while sometime it remains in the draft for a long time in the quest for perfection. This weekend, how about setting a timer for 30 minutes and just write.)


This business of writing is an altogether different ball game. Yes what is said here is true: When you are least ready to write, ideas, words and what not – everything rushes in at a whirl-wind speed. And when you have all the peace, quiet and time in the world – Blank!

To be honest, I do not have the audacity to call myself a writer and write like a pro about these experiences. But sure enough, I like to use my pen on the paper or go tap tap on the keyboard. But even during such sessions some noticeable odd things do happen….

No idea about others, but for me, my first priority goes to attending to my duties as a house-frau. And then comes writing, considered by others as just a leisure pass-time.

So, when I’m amidst the thick (literally) of the kitchen things, right at that time the seed that had so long lain dormant, suddenly decides to germinate and starts sprouting – and How! Not only ideas, but words, sentences – no, entire paragraphs start blossoming rapidly through that seed. And all I can do is to look with utter dismay at my hand messed up with wheat flour!

But be optimistic, I sternly scold my wandering mind, and order it to concentrate on it – Come on, keep repeating the words, sentences and paragraphs in your mind – again and yet again. Then you surely cannot forget a single word. Yes, I keep repeating to myself. Oh — this punch line, just impossible to forget, it’ll surely remain there in my mind forever, not a word here or there – Confident!

Once the meal is cooked (Please ignore the culinary mishaps, a preoccupied mind cannot do justice to two things at a time, you see), I’m all set to put my rumbling thoughts into actual words. Yesss ….. Here I go! And ……? Of course, I do remember, these are the exact words I had in my mind. Struggle, struggle and struggle some more.

I clearly know that what I’m actually writing/typing is very much near, but definitely not what exactly I had thought. Then at the end of the day, convincing myself that this and only this is the best copy, is all that I can do!

Didn’t I say, writing is an altogether different ball game?

(Time clocked at 28 minutes)

WOW - 30 minutes timer to just write!

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’



15 thoughts on “Journey – From Thoughts To Words.

  1. Madhavi Nadimpalli November 6, 2017 / 9:32 am

    Hi It is obvious that your time is absolutely yours n you are the boss! It makes life easy when you have no vigilant eye. So if you have thoughts i feel you should keep n a book handy n scribble immediately. Remember you are your own boss in your arena.expecting more from you as always. Madhavi.

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    • Savita Shetty November 7, 2017 / 2:04 pm

      Thank you so much Madhavi, for your helpful hints and encouragement 🙂


  2. Jitendra Mathur November 12, 2017 / 9:25 am

    So candid ! So honest ! I am impressed by this sharing and in fact, I am also sailing in the same boat as far as writing (blogs / reviews / articles) by me is concerned.

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    • Savita Shetty November 12, 2017 / 1:55 pm

      It is such a solace to know that others, too, experience similar things in the course of writing. Thank you so much for the appreciation and contributing your valuable views 🙂

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  3. rationalraj2000 November 15, 2017 / 4:29 am

    Interesting thoughts….

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sitharaam Jayakumar November 17, 2017 / 7:27 am

    My problem is I can’t begin writing. I find it difficult to overcome the initial inertia. I literally have to drag myself to my lap-top and start tapping on the keyboard. But once I start I cannot stop. With the result many times what I write is not up to the quality I would like it to be. I tend to try and finish things off as quickly as possible and post it on my blog. The quality of my writing really really suffers because of this. I suppose I should learn to be patient and take time to assimilate ideas in my mind and write with a little more care. Easier said than done.

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    • Savita Shetty November 18, 2017 / 5:17 pm

      Each one has his/her own way of writing. I don’t think that the quality of your writing suffers in any way. I have read your articles and have found them methodically to the point and well thought about. Thank you for sharing your valuable views here 🙂


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