I wish getting away from my writing were this easy. It's not. I struggle with it more so because I live at an apartment complex with wifi. This means constant distractions.
You sit down at your computer.
Open word document/WIP ect.
Look at work document
Look at Twitter...spend an hour tweeting.
Look at Facebook...spend more hours look for things to do even though you know nothing has changed since a millisecond ago.
Check E-mail...over and over again...for no reason.
No writing is done.
Okay, well, I do this ALL THE TIME. I mean...ALL THE TIME. I wish I didn't and I know I'm doing it. But you know what they say...the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Well, I do. This is how I plan to get over it...and how it's worked for me in the past. *before the cataclysm called college happened*
Ashley's Tips: (heee)
1. Listen to music.
And use headphones/earbuds/ something you can stick in your ears to act as an earplug. I don't know if everyone can think clearly with music, but it definitely helps me out. This way, I'm not distracted by what's going on outside.
2. Write somewhere comfy.
Yes, this is my bed. lol. Yes it's unmade. I hardly make my bed...oddly enough, sometimes I cannot write on it if it's unmade...just depends on how I'm feeling. Anyways. Idk about you guys but I hate the hard plastic chair they gave us to sit in at our desks. So this is where...I write. lol.
3. Remind yourself why you love to write:
I'm certain we all read. I'm certain when we read, we're filled with a new passion to write. Recently I'v ran into this problem....I go to the bookstore, searching for the books I once loved and cannot find anything like it...maybe cause there isn't anything like it...maybe because I'm so busy with college, I just don't have to time to be careful about what I read. Anyways...I realized that if I found books I was passionate about, it would fuel my love for writing.
4. CLOSE ALL WINDOWS THAT INVOLVE THE INTERNET (unless you need references, research, ect.)
I found over the summer when I had no internet, it was so much easier to write. If you can go to a place with no wifi, that's probably a good idea. Until you get a word count for the day you are satisfied with.
5. Put these into practice!
LOL. Idk who this lady is, but isn't she wonderful? hehe.
I know it's hard to actually get in the habit of doing things...like...I say I'm gonna write for 10 minutes everyday and work my way up...but honestly, there's no way to do this unless my full-time job was writing. At the moment, I have a full-time job as a student...and maybe soon-to-be-graduate student. :/ But, if I do these things when I DO sit down to write, I can actually accomplish something!
I hope you guys enjoyed this!! :D
Now that I told you to stay away from facebook, I want you to go there now and look at my Arthur Page! Just like me! Then RUN AWAY!
Love you guys!