Thursday, November 4, 2010

Nanowrimo: Day 3 - Getting Away From Distractions

So, today I wrote 1845 words, which I'm surprised because I didn't feel in the mood to write during the day, so it all came to me at night.

Why couldn't I write during the day? I'm blaming all the distractions available to me, especially the games on Facebook. So the tip for today is to get away from distractions.

These distractions can come from:
  • The internet
  • Computer
  • Family members wanting attention
  • Prior events that have been planned
  • Housework that you suddenly feel in the mood to do
  • The need to go out and buy coffee (I don't know if that's actually a distraction or a need when writing)
What can you do?
  • Find a quiet place to write
  • Lock yourself in a room with a "Do Not Disturb" sign on the handle
  • Disconnect the internet
  • Tell your family they need to book a time to see you
  • Get someone to do the coffee drive
  • You probably couldn't ignore prior events (but losing your car keys is a good excuse that you can't make it)
So, how are you going so far? And, if you're not writing, what have you been up to?


Kerri Cuev said...

I didn't get much done today for the same reasons. Some words are better than no words :)

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