Writing is hard.
Wait; scratch that.
Sitting down specifically to write is hard.
Whether it’s a blog post or a fictional story, I’m finding it more and more difficult to sit down and work on anything. Perhaps this is partly because turning a fun escape into one’s profession is a daunting task. What I once used as an escape from real life problems has now become a real life problem!
I still enjoy writing; once I get going, I don’t want to stop!
Whether it’s arguing whether or not lingerie is racist or reading about the 35 most disturbing Halloween costumes ever created, I just have a hard time of, when I’m sitting at the computer, actually doing any meaningful writing.
Then again, I had an interesting idea the other day; since my computer is hardwired into the Internet (I. E., it’s not wireless), I *could*, theoretically, just completely unplug when I sit down to write! Just reach right around there, take out that cord that leads to the Shiny Things, and go from there.
One thing I did last year for NaNoWriMo was, when it was time to write, I closed and locked my door, to keep out ALL distractions!
Along with that, however, there’s the panic of “Which story do I work on?!” and “What if all this work is for nothing?!” It’s these kinds of thoughts that are, of course, the absolute worst distractions of them all.
But if I can beat them down (or at least twirl around them in a fancy way), then maybe…just maybe…I can get something published and out there before I’m 90!
Question of the Day: Are you a writer or artist? What is or are your biggest distraction/s? What do you struggle with when it comes to practicing your craft?