I was never one of those people who was born with a keyboard in their hands. I started writing for the pure challenge of it. Since I dwell in science, I enjoyed the break from numbers, facts, and standard procedures. But transcribing the images in my head into words, then refining those words to create the twisted world, visual or emotion is not an easy task.
Many times it is emotionally draining.
The hardest thing for me to do many days is getting my butt in the chair and work on my current story.
Okay the sitting down part isn’t really hard. I can play many games on the computer or my ipad. You’d be surprised how much time you can kill playing Snarkblasters or The Treasures of Montezuma. And there’s email, twitter, facebook and boards. Then again, maybe you wouldn’t.
And as an author published by a small press, I have to do lots of self-promotion, spreading the Linda across the internet. It is easy to lose hours in the virtual world.
But writing is a business and I’m a professional.
That means I should have a standing appointment to show up and do my work.
Yeah, that doesn’t happen.
I’ve even tried setting a daily page count. Hmmm. Last month my goal was 150 pages in the month. I made it with 5 pages to spare. But I wrote 97 pages in the last 7 days of the month. Not quite what I had in mind when I set my goal.
At times, I bribe myself that I can play a game after I finish one page.
It doesn’t always work.
So now I’m scouring the internet for ways to write everyday.
And I’m wasting writing time too.
Yeah, multi-tasking isn’t an issue.
Anyone have any tips?
No not with wasting time, but with motivating myself to write?
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