When Stephen King attended a Mets baseball game years ago, it started to rain so hard that the umpires stopped play. During the rain delay, King whipped out his laptop and typed a few pages of horror using his raincoat as an umbrella. There’s a lesson here. Too many businesspeople wait for the “perfect” time and situation to write: when there’s absolute silence, the lighting is just right, their schedule is clear for the next two hours, and so on.
Free yourself up and you’ll free up your writing too. Don’t wait for just the right conditions. Write when you have ten minutes to spare in your cubicle or an hour to waste on a plane or train. Get your ideas down on paper or your hard drive, and go back to them later when you have more time. You’ll take the pressure off yourself and your writing, and accomplish more.