Ding. Ding. Ding. You know the familiar sound. New email. A text message. All distractions.
In this social media era, there are too many reasons not to write.
I’ll just check email quick.
If I only surf Facebook for five minutes, I’ll recharge my brain.
I should text my mom and see how she’s doing.
These are all the excuses I use when I’m struggling to get words on paper. Sometimes it works. I give myself a goal. After 500 words I can see what’s new in my inbox.
Read some blogs after 100 words.
Not all days are full of distractions. Some days I can sit with my laptop and the words flow. Those are the days I enjoy. Once I’m done with whatever project I’m working on, I can spend time online or reading. :o)
After all I’ve earned it.
How do you keep the distractions at bay?