Dramaquill's All Things Writing

July 3, 2013

What Distracts You from Writing?

My little Distraction

My little Distraction

Meet Molly, my little distraction!

If Molly had her way, I’d be on call for her amusement 24/7.  Feed me…play with me…walk me…cuddle me!

So how do I resist this little dollie when I have some serious writing work to get done?

I bought a cute little doggie bed that I keep right beside my computer desk and chair, nestled into a little nook at the side of the desk.  Molly curls up and snuggles in her cozy space while I get my work done.  I’m close enough to rub her belly or give her a scratch and she seems to like our new *together* time.

What distracts you from your writing?

December 31, 2012

Top Ten Distractions that keep me from Writing

I love the internet!  I love all the information that is so easily accessible.  I love that it no longer matters where a writer is located in order to find a publisher or agent.  And I especially love making new connections and discovering new writers/new books.  Yes, I love social media, too.

But it seems that there are more and more distractions that can steal my precious writing time.  Here’s my list of the top ten things that distract me from writing:

  1. Facebook (not the writing-related pages but the updates…the games…you know what I mean)
  2. Email (why do I feel the urge to check it so often?)
  3. Surfing (one Google search leads to another and soon an hour has gone by)
  4. Phone calls (working at home definitely means screening calls)
  5. Having a full-time job (obviously making a living has to take priority over writing)
  6. TV (do I really need to watch most of the dumb stuff on the tube?)
  7. Researching (from markets to freelance jobs to info. for my next book, this can really eat up a lot of time)
  8. Cooking/cleaning/laundry (if only I could afford a maid LOL)
  9. Reading (but I do feel that this distraction is necessary for all writers)
  10. Too many projects at once (I get a lot more done if I focus on one thing at a time)

What’s your biggest distraction that keeps you from writing?

July 27, 2010

Getting back on the horse, so to speak

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Okay, so first of all let me say that I know in order to have a successful blog (by that I mean a blog that has regular followers and readers), one must consistently post interesting content.  With so much competition these days, it takes a significant effort to create a memorable online blog presence.

I failed miserably during this past month. 

Yes, I have reasons, which to some might better be referred to as excuses:

  • out-of-town on vacation for 12 days
  • company visiting for 8 days
  • oppressive, humid heat
  • unstructured schedule
  • 3rd and final edit of my suspense novel

Yes, you read that last one right.  Working with my content editor, Marguerite, I finished the final edit of my suspense novel manuscript and it’s now being sent to lines…one step closer to publication.

But it’s definitely time to get back up on the blogging horse again.

I’d love to hear from my readers as to how the summer months, vacations, company from out-of-town and all of life’s other little interruptions factor into their writing/blogging.

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