Of course, sometimes there are valid things that keep me from writing. I have four kids. They come first. Always. No question. So when they are sick or just need some Momma time, writing gets set aside. That's life. I've set aside writing to spend time with my hubby. Heck, I figure I'm spending the rest of my life with him, he needs some face time! LOL
But there are things that are just time sucks. Like Facebook games. *facepalm* OMG, what is wrong with me that I play those stupid games? I mean, if I spent as much time writing as I do on building my city/town... Well, let's just say I'd probably be done with this blasted book already.
Then there is the sudden urge to clean. Yes, clean. *sigh* I should be writing, but omg, that load of laundry needs to be switched RIGHT NOW! The kitchen counters need to be wiped. The floors so need to be vacuumed, and it must happen this very moment. Well, you get the point.
I really don't know why I do this, because as I said, I love writing. And I'm thinking about the book, the characters, the plot as I do these other things. So instead of trying to figure out the why of it, I'm just determined to beat it.
I've found one thing that definitely helps - tapping into my competitive nature. Last night, Devon Rhodes and I had a little word count competition: See who could write more words in an hour. We did two one-hour competitions. She won the first time; I got it the second time. The nice thing is we seem to write at similar paces so it is definitely a close finish and makes things interesting. :-D I guess I need to make more "dates" with Dev. LOLOL
I also know I need to change my attitude about writing in general. I wrote a bit about this in my 2011 Plans post. I have to look at it as a career and give it priority. Gwen Cease and I were talking about this tonight and she has the same issue. So I sent her a little pressie--a pic for her desktop background--and I'm going to share it with you. Because, well, it's just too hot not to share.
|He's so intense and stern, and looks like he means business, doesn't he? Le sigh.|