I stumbled upon today’s Lifehacker post, Don’t Do Research When You Hit Your Writing Groove by Eric Ravenscraft while on a brief break from report-writing this afternoon. It was well-timed and a useful reminder that when inspiration hits and the writing is easy, the details can wait.
Ravenscraft concludes by saying:
If you hit a stride while you’re writing, don’t ruin it with Google.
While perhaps obvious, this advice is much harder to implement than one would hope and for that reason, I would add that its probably best to close your web browser altogether when you find yourself in the flow.