Life in progress



I love being “in the zone.” Totally concentrated on what I’m doing. Especially when I’m writing. People talk to me and I know somewhere on the edge of consciousness they’re asking me a question. Once, twice, and then maybe the third time they ask, I’ll answer with a completely inappropriate word.

Son: Have you fed the dog?

Me: Cupboard.

Son: Mom?

Me: Uh … the food’s in the cupboard.

Son: I know where it is. Has he eaten yet?

Me: Okay, thanks.

That sort of thing. And they think I’m zoned out, but I’m zoned in, man. Like, totally zoned IN. (Sorry, Cheech and Chong were on Stephen Colbert last week and I seem to be channeling Tommy Chong.) It’s all a matter of perspective. I’m guessing nobody would want to be in my zone with me anyhow. At least not farther into my zone than the filtered version that my writing offers. This zone’s deep and scary, man. Deep and scary.

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

23 thoughts on “Zoned

  1. I’m just like that when I’m reading. N the Zone! Better than out here some days 😂


  2. I love that zone! With ADD/ADHD you’re either there or off the wall. I super attend to the neglect of the whole world or follow shiny chickens. One gets things done. One messes things up.


  3. Congratulations on your unofficial A/Z! Ahh, the zone…love the zone. 🙂


  4. Congrats on completing your underground challenge. I experienced that zone vs chatter this morning as my husband came into the room and tried to get a conversation going while I was writing.


  5. I hate it when people try to take me out of the zone. AND then they get mad when I don’t respond as they wish. Jeeze, can’t they see I’m in the zone? Sorry we missed you this year, maybe next year?


  6. I love the zone. Hate to leave the zone. The zone is my refuge. I like to crawl into it and pull it closed after me. Then I finish the book, and I have to make a NEW ONE.


  7. Me too. Me too. In the zone is total productivity. I live to be in the zone.

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  8. You seem to have so much fun with your son.


  9. Deep and scary to outsiders. Nice job on the thing you weren’t doing this past month.


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