I'm a writer. I don't know if a single person who knows me knows that. I don't share my writing. I don't write as often as I should. Can I even call myself a writer? I'm gonna have to say "yes." I want to write. I want to write! I WANT TO WRITE!!!
I have discovered, however, that I'm really exceptionally good at distracting myself. I can play games on my computer, my DS, my iPhone. I can even (and this one doesn't make sense since I HATE doing it, just ask my hubby!) distract myself with house work. I'm also an avid crafter. I have projects galore that need me. And my biggest distraction of all??? READING! I love to read. I'm never without something to read.
So what am I to do? Many authors have already discovered their own ways around these things I'm sure, but for me, I had to rethink how I was going to actually do it. Here is what I did:
1. I figured out that I can't write on my computer. It is too big of a distraction for me.
2. Because of #1 I decided I would buy myself a new notebook and pen. That being purchased...
3. I headed to my local Barnes & Noble to write.
Why did this work? I don't play my games because I don't have my computer. I don't do any housework because I'm not at home and I like getting new things no matter how small.
The story is off to a fantastic start and now all I have to worry about is the little voice in my head telling me this is stupid!