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 even 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?