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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Enter.... Shiny Things

I love them and I loathe them!! I have found it increasingly difficult the last 1.5 weeks to not be completely distracted by "shiny things" when I SHOULD be writing.

Now, you will probably tell me, "Create a writing space that is just for writing, turn off your phone, don't answer the door, and ignore the t.v."  

Writing Space= Check
Phone and Door= Check, Check
T.V.= Check (don't even have one in my writing space)

But I ask you, what about your computer?! 

I find that when I hit a wall (which has been happening a few times lately) that my hand has a mind of its own.  It'll mosey on over to the mouse and magically transport my screen to the Internet! While on this jaunt.... which could last for a long time.... we explore all kinds of things!  Shoes, music, and the dreaded  Facebook... pretty much anything BUT writing.

I am getting increasingly frustrated with this because I feel I have no self-control what-so-ever.  That at the slightest notion of "Oh god... I'm stuck... I don't know what to write next" that I just end up screw it and I don't write, I do other stuff.  

Someone please tell me you have experienced this before.  I mean, I want to write, but I'm just not sure why I'm not and why I'm being "lazy" in my mind.  Hell, even now, I should be writing, but as you can see I am not.  

I am going to try getting up at a normal hour, getting dressed, and going somewhere quiet, not at my house, to write the next week or so to see if it helps.  Maybe if I trick myself into thinking that I'm "going" to work that maybe I will.  Who knows!

What about you... do you have similar problems? How do you help yourself concentrate on the writing?

Remember to send love, give love, be love!
Catch ya on the less distracted side!


Sunday, June 19, 2011

There is no going back now....

Because I officially paid for and registered for a writers conference AND a pitch presentation to an agent.  Which means.....

I  have ZERO choice, but to FINISH my manuscript, have it edited, find my inner confidence in my writing, bring the pizazz and sparkle, and ACTUALLY present it to an agent on....


Ahhhh.... Can you tell I am little anxious/scared/excited/happy/but-toally-utterly-freaking-the-hell-out?!?!

I better get my lazy butt to work!!

Remember to send love, give love, be love!
Catch ya on the productive side!