After listen to Sheila Murphy speak the other day, I think that I can definitely relate to her presentation. I enjoyed hearing her insight on how she overcomes writing and how she always finds a time in the day to get some writing done. I can especially relate to how she prepares herself to write. Sheila allows herself to fool around for a little and go on the Internet, because that is clearly inevitable and is something that each one of us needs to get out. Yet, when she focuses on writing, she narrows in and only has her word processor open. She sets a timer for ten minutes and all she does for that period of time. While ten minutes seems so short, she explains how much you can get done and how it really helps with getting your writing started.
This is a technique I have also actually used. I too can attest that a great deal can be accomplished by really focusing in and investing yourself on a writing for a short period of time. Simply writing what comes to your mind without worry about the way it sounds or the structure can really help you get off the ground and get going. While the product of this writing may not be the most eloquent or perfect, it creates a needed foundation for you as the writer to further develop your thoughts and sentences. I look forward to continuing to use and explore this strategy with my writing in this class!