The Writing Wagon
Enter writers' block and play spooky music. Now is the time when you can easily fall off the wagon. The flowers and glitter are gone and the hard times have arrived. But, instead of facing the dilemma, you face the television or browse YouTube for videos of a cat playing the piano. May be you stay slightly more focused and twitter about it or post about it on facebook. Then of course you start doing other things, like talking to friends or twittering about what you ate for lunch. The story doesn't get picked back up until a month latter. What needs to happen is the toys and gizmos to be put away so the work can be done. A few pointers to do so:
- Designate a certain time quota per day to social net working and web browsing so you don't get carried away with it in the first place. (This could be a good thing all around)
-Turn cell phone off while you write
-Take up writing by hand on paper in quite room, later type it. Sometimes the Internet button a click away is too tempting.
-Plan out what you're going to write in your head the day before you write, while you have some free time or as you're about to go to bed.
-Whatever you do just keep writing. You can possibly take on an extra writing project
Well I'm not one to talk, I just added onto my distractions by getting a twitter account. Oh well, I'll manage. Do you get sidetracked? How do you deal with it?
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