Here we are, seven days into the new year. Have you broke any resolutions yet? Did you make any? I made my annual ‘I’m giving up sugar’ declaration. For five days I suffered from an unexplainable headache, while out to dinner with the family, my husband suggested I have a soda. Well, you know where this is going, my headache completely disappeared. So I still plan to give up sugar, but I think I’ll have to go out it a bit slower. If you have any good ideas for how to do this, leave them in the comments.
Of course most of my resolutions have to do with writing more and writing better. One of my goals is to have book three of the Village Green series done by spring.
Do you have any writing goals for 2018? I’d love to hear about them. Maybe you have some advice I could use.
Until next time…
Writing is a solitary and exhausting endeavor. It takes so much concentration that I find myself easily distracted. What are my five greatest distractions?
- My Children. I love them dearly, but they do demand most of my attention. Especially my seven month old, Lucy. So how do I deal with such distractions? I write when they have gone to bed.
- Reading. As do most writers, I love to read and it can be a tremendous distraction. I only allow myself time to read after I have written a certain amount.
- My Blogs. There is a need for us unknown authors to do whatever we can promote ourselves. Unfortunately this self-promotion takes the time that I should be using toward writing my next book. I try to write a blog post no more than every two weeks.
- Other Interests. I have always loved the arts and I have an insatiable desire to learn new forms of art; from watercolours to tapestry weaving. The best I can do is to push it out of my mind and create a new drawing every month or so.
- Everything Else. Cooking, cleaning, shopping, teaching, laundry… I have yet to determine how to conquer these distractions. Unless I find that I am heir to a great fortune I will just have to learn to work around them.
What keeps you from writing?