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May 29, 2012

Last week, I wrote a post about what I am learning as a fairly new writer – or at least as a (brand new) novelist. It was called Arse in Seat.

Over the next few weeks, I will write about my own writing journey – and I hope (very much) that those of you on similar journeys will share your experience as well. That way we all learn from each other.

My philosophy on distractions is simple:

Before you sit down, get a drink and a snack and go to the bathroom.


Turn off Facebook

Turn off Twitter

Shut down your email inbox

Turn off Instagram

Turn off Pinterest

Turn off the TV and the radio

Turn off the ringer on your phone (and no, putting it on vibrate is not actually turning it off)

Do not answer the door

Don’t look out the window

Don’t open the fridge (again)

Lock your children in the closet

Do put your arse in the seat and write. 😎

That was very helpful I am sure. You’re Welcome.

And if you are lacking a little confidence, read this by Jeff Goins – Stop Looking For Ways To Not Be Awesome.

Now, I am going to stop distracting myself with this blog and do me some novel writin’.

But before I go, please do tell. How do you keep yourself undistracted?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 29, 2012 1:15 pm

    Haha! Lock your children in the closet. Priceless. Great advice though: Destroy distractions!!!

    • May 29, 2012 6:38 pm

      Locking them in the closet seems the easiest option. As long as they are fed first. 😎

  2. May 29, 2012 11:06 am

    I would add. . .Make sure the pets are fed, everyone is tucked in, and husband has on a BreatheRight strip.
    (Good thing he’ll never read this!)
    Thanks! I liked this, and I loved the link to Jeff Goins. Very inspiring.

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