distractions

5 favorite time sucks

As a writer, I’ve perfected the art of distractions. Whenever I hit a difficult scene, a place where more research is needed, or a good old-fashioned writer’s block, these are the 5 time sucks that temporarily relieve me of my pain and send me spiraling into the abyss of diversionary entertainment. 1. Facebook or YouTube …

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My novel writing ritual

I wake up every morning at 5:30 a.m. The coffee is set for 5:20 a.m., so by the time I drag myself out of bed I have a full pot ready to be inhaled. I spend the first twenty minutes or so waking up. That means checking my Facebook, my Twitter, and any important emails …

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Writing without distraction

I admit it. Distraction is a major adversary when it comes to my writing. Every time I’m pinged with a new retweet on Twitter, a new comment on Facebook, a new email, a text message, or even a new thought that pops in my head that must be Googled, I’m taken from my writing and …

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