Thursday, September 10, 2009

Distractionary Tactics

Working through distractions? Now that's funny because life itself is a distraction.

A typical day can start off with good intentions, but then the need for clean laundry comes up, or you get tired of looking at the piles of dishes in the kitchen. And don't get me started on the whole Internet thing when I'm supposed to be writing.

What's a writer to do?

Either galvanize the willpower or try to set aside blocks of time to get non-writing related stuff done. Think of it as a game. Tell yourself if you finish a chapter, you can run errands, etc. I know it won't work every time. Also, think of writing as a job and allow yourself a few breaks in the day. That way, you can look forward to your lunch hour or whatever.

I know it's hard. Almost impossible some days. Just remember this. If you never get the book written, you can't sell it and therefore can't grasp that elusive title of author.

At the end of the day, it's your choice.

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