In order to write well I have to enter the zone. Simply stated, I have to go inside the book or short story I’m writing. I can’t write from the outside. Well, I can, but whatever I write won’t be very good. It’s not easy to get in the zone or stay there for an extended length of time, at least not for me. Some writers are very good at it and I envy them. These are the people who can write 5000 words a day and have a polished novel done in a month. I can’t do that, but I am 28,000 words along on my fourth novel. Time to enter the zone.