Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Problem Of Procrastination

I have a hard time believing that there are writers out there that can always sit down and write, no distractions, every single time. Distractions happen. Procrastination happens.

I'm really awful about it, personally. (Which is why I'm writing this instead of my book, at the moment.) I end up on twitter, facebook, tumblr, or I clean my house, go visit friends, or take naps...anything to avoid the big Productivity Sign hanging above my computer.

Generally, I find that I do best when I have headphones plugged into my ears, my newest fave song on repeat (Bad Blood by T-Swift and Chandelier by Sia, this week), and enough soda to give me a sugar rush for a few hours. The music blocks out distractions such as conversations, keeps my brain active, and it helps with the writing itself.

But sometimes, the music itself can be a distraction. (Into The Woods soundtrack, I'm looking at you)

I have a hard time sitting down and just working. Probably because I do it every day at the Day Job. When I do manage to sit down and do it, I have a difficult time maintaining the momentum for longer than thirty minutes. These days, I am honestly considering getting an extension cord and shoving my desk into the closet and just putting myself in there on days when I really need to get some work done.

I'd love to know how other people block out distractions -- gimme some ideas in the comments, guys. =)

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