Finding A Quiet Place to Write When It’s Impossible…

Eshelle Butler was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago and has a BA in Marketing Communications and Journalism. She also has a background in music. In addition to being an Author, she is also a Poet, Screenwriter, and Blogger. Eshelle is divorced and has one child and currently resides in a small town outside of Chicago Illinois.
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This week has been a very trying one. Lots of noise around me makes it difficult to find a quiet place to write. When I have to deal with noise and can’t go anywhere, the thing that helps me is a website called mynoise.net. It is an online sound generator that allows you to choose between different background sounds to create a certain mood or ambiance in whatever room you are in.
My favorite sounds are the rain sounds and the one that sounds like I’m inside a Café. The sounds are very realistic and it’s a free site but the owner does ask for a donation from time to time. It’s up to you if you want to pay. I usually use headphones when I listen to these sounds and it works great. I originally got this for doing my homework when I was taking some city college courses last year and it will help to tune out everything that is going on around you. I love it and it has been a life saver for studying for tests.
Using a sound generator can also help those who can’t sleep in total silence, like me who used to leave a fan on all night. I bought an external sound generator strictly for sleeping and I fall asleep a lot faster as a result of it. I tend to enjoy the sound of water or just white noise. It’s very soothing and helps me to relax. You can use it for writing, sleeping, reading or even to create a romantic atmosphere for a quiet evening with the one you love.
I am still working on the new book but I’m not pleased with it. Maybe I am just too much of a perfectionist. I have always been my worst critic.