June 29, 2013

Focused Writing Vs. Distractions: Blogathon, Day 29

It's Saturday and Day 29 of the WordCount Blogathon, so I thought I'd share a comic from the lovely Debbie Ohi. Check out her website for some great writer-themed comics.

One that caught my eye...

Used with permission from Debbie Ridpath Ohi at Inkygirl.com.
This is so me.

I sit down with the best of intentions, and then I jump over to the Internet to check out a grammar issue or research something. Next thing I know, I am distracted by every bright, shiny light... Facebook, Twitter, email, breaking publishing news. The list goes on and on.

I've learned to take my laptop to a park or any place without a Wi-Fi connection to really get focused writing time.

How do you stay focused?

Hope everyone is having a lovely Saturday!


krystal jane said...

If I can get myself started I can stay focused. Closing the internet browser helps. Also, not giving myself a time limit helps a lot. Sometimes I won't start writing until 10 o'clock at night. I tell myself not to worry about it and write as long as I need to. I can sleep when I'm done with the story. And I sleep really good then, too. :)

Jo Michaels said...

Ah, you know me, chronic scheduler :) I have to have a list of things I need to do. Blocked out with time allotted. Otherwise, I find the FB and other distractions too compelling to say no to. Bleh. The kids being out of school doesn't help, either. I NEED them to go back. I feel like a floundering fish out of water. :( WRITE ON!