I read Camy Tang's blog regarding her goal of writing (and accomplishing---go Camy) 18,000 words in 13 hours. Camy recommended eliminating distractions.
She mentioned the clutter on her desk and the Internet.
A few days ago I reminded myself not to check my email for that very reason. One email leads to another and then I find myself on Facebook for whatever reason and then it's a half hour later. Now it's time to cook lunch for my hubby and me. Clean the kitchen, throw a load of clothes in the dryer and it's 3:00 in the afternoon.
I posted a blog several months ago about robbers of our time.
Another problem for those of us who work at home are the friends who stop by occasionally to say hi. They know we are home. How can I be rude to that precious face on the other side of my door? How can I tell her I am up to my elbows in edits? Especially when editing is not my favorite thing to do anyway.
I'm asking myself this morning, am I disciplined enough to be a writer?
Writing is for the self-disciplined. The determined and strong willed.
What are your distractions and how do you cope? Do you lock yourself in your office? Hibernate?
I thought about putting a sign on the front door that reads, "if you want to clean my house, open the door and come on in."