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Focus! Back to Writing

I have done little writing in the past two weeks, I have contracted spring fever.  After the winter we endured, I am happy to see warmer weather bee1even though it is wrecking havoc on my writing.  I started by taking a couple of days off to catch up with my online learning courses and trying to figure out where I was going next with the story.  My characters wrote me into a corner, or rather I just wasn’t paying attention and lost the way.  Those two days somehow turned into a week and then that week turned into a second week.  I neglected my blog posting, twitter account, and Google+ communities and it was a struggle to sit back down at the computer to write on my book.

There is some truth to writing everyday, though I hardly ever write on my book everyday, but I am somehow active within the writing community.  Some days it’s just social media, others I try to focus on writing my book, but I am typically active.  Last week was different, I wasn’t very active on any of it, and it was a huge challenge to get back to the drawing board.

I still haven’t figured out what I am going to write next, but I see that it is essential for me to sit down and write on Dissonance.  It doesn’t matter what I write, I just know I must write.  If I don’t start writing now, it could be months before I get back to writing and I want to finish this draft soon. By fall I want to be either marketing a published book or working diligently on edits and if I let this beautiful weather distract me, I will miss my deadlines.  The sooner I finish this draft the better; big changes are on the horizon for me.  So I’m off to buckle down and focus on writing!

What have been some of your biggest distractions lately to writing?



I am a writer currently working on her first series featuring Malcolm Stone. I also dabble in photography cooking and enjoying life. Synopsis of Dissonance (Book I in the series): Malcolm is youngest son of Preston Stone, the largest liquor importer on the east coast since the prohibition. His family’s affluence has afforded him the opportunity to follow his passion of being a pianist. He married a successful local artist Anabelle Connolly. They appeared to have the perfect life, but it had turned sour. After Anabelle’s death, the truth of their marriage can no longer be hidden. Years of Malcolm’s carefully constructed lies start unraveling at his feet. Will he be able to pick up the pieces of his shattered life? Dissonance explores and exposes a violent relationship, infidelity, substance abuse, depression, and lies.

2 thoughts on “Focus! Back to Writing

  1. I find family life to be the biggest distraction to my writing. My kids need my time. My husband needs my time. I find if I have to go away for more than a day or so, it takes several days to get back into the rhythm of my WIP.

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  2. I think my biggest distraction is the time of day when I write. I really don’t have a choice in the matter seeing that I need utter peace and quiet when I write. I’m determined to get my head wrapped around this time I’ve set aside but it’s still and uphill battle.

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