Can you write when you're tired or have sore eyes?

by fin
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I find when I write I get tired and my eyes hurt.

Do you think it's possible to have a 5 minute break and soldier through then just edit them after sleep?
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  • Profile picture of the author KuhNoodle
    Originally Posted by fin View Post

    I find when I write I get tired and my eyes hurt.

    Do you think it's possible to have a 5 minute break and soldier through then just edit them after sleep?
    Is it possible? Yes you can choose to close your eyes for 5 minutes and let them rest. In soviet rusia eyes shut you!
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  • Profile picture of the author fin
    Could have sworn I posted this down below.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    It is possible, but I find it more productive to get some sleep and a clear head, before I begin to soldier on.
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  • Profile picture of the author beatmeback
    Agree to TPW to focus on quality
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  • Profile picture of the author ymest
    Get some sleep and start afresh! Nothing worse than "soldiering on" with sore eyes! Tried it before and it doesn't work! Worse, you end up unhappy with what you've written and then when you're unhappy with yourself, you start doubting etc!!

    5 min isn't enough! Give yourself a rest and think more about quality than productivity!

    Good luck!

    Yoan
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  • Profile picture of the author Subseven
    Check out f.lux: software to make your life better, it's a free piece of software that adjusts the brightness of your screen according to the time of the day. It has made it way more convenient for me to spend hours behind the computer in the middle of the night.
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      Originally Posted by Subseven View Post

      Check out f.lux: software to make your life better, it's a free piece of software that adjusts the brightness of your screen according to the time of the day. It has made it way more convenient for me to spend hours behind the computer in the middle of the night.
      This is genius. I've been using it for a day now and it's great.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I take time off every hour and do whatever to rest my eyes - but when I'm tired I can only really type conversations - but sometimes posts are kind of off because I'll read things wrong when tired. Still - if I have an idea I have to get down, I get it down then edit it out later so I don't forget it completely.
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  • Profile picture of the author vicwic
    Maybe go old school, get a note book and pen instead. If my eyes are tired but I still want to work or inspiration hits me I'll do that, even if I can just do some planning for articles etc (mind maps work well for me) so when I do come back to typing, 60 to 70% is done.

    I will say, if it's the start of a migraine, I just have to stop completely.
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    • Profile picture of the author ymest
      Originally Posted by vicwic View Post

      Maybe go old school, get a note book and pen instead. If my eyes are tired but I still want to work or inspiration hits me I'll do that, even if I can just do some planning for articles etc (mind maps work well for me) so when I do come back to typing, 60 to 70% is done.

      I will say, if it's the start of a migraine, I just have to stop completely.
      This is what I do too!! Nothing beats a pen and pad for inspiration as far as I am concerned! I have just started with mind mapping too but not the computing one! I brainstorm away from the computer and it works really well! No need to look at the screen!

      Then, you actually edit as you write so it's a win-win situation! That's how I see it!

      Yoan
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I am also a writer and I strongly recommend resting when tired. Even a short rest can do wonders. When you're tired, that's when you make mistakes, believe me, I have experienced it myself and it's not good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    lol, I can actually type faster than Dragon can interpret.

    If you need a good typing course, I learned how to type as a kid using Mavis Beacon.

    Today I can type about 90 WPM with 100% accuracy, and its all thanks to Mavis.

    http://www.mavisbeacon.com/
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