Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Today... distractions...

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!


  1. I'm so excited for you! Let the little voice in your head feed you plot, and characters, and such. I had no idea you are a writer. Matt and Sara have stories going on in their heads, with very little time to write. Enjoy it!

  2. I can't wait to read some of your stuff! I hear you about distractions there. I never accomplish anything. My biggest distraction is my TV. Even when there is nothing on, I have my DVR (the greatest thing ever invented!!).

  3. Keep it up, Amy! Maybe you'll write the next big thing! I know exactly what you're talking about, too. I have the exact same distractions (literally) and the same desire to write that I feel, and avoid, all the time! What do you think, is it something in the name? :)

  4. I KNEW you are a writer!! You started a blog! This is fantastic! :) Definitely NOT stupid. Tell that naggy voice in your head to "shut it!" You'll find out that this is an amazing community of writers and you'll have an opportunity to make some great connections. And now that I know you've got more story for me to read - I WANT! Love ya, cous. Keep at it!! It's a good decision, I promise. :)