Today’s been interesting.
There’s about three sections of the book that, during revision, requires a lot of work. I know going into it that these are the parts where I’ve got to roll up my sleeves and get to work. I’m done with the first part, breezed through the sections in between and am now right in the middle of the second. Essentially, I’ve got two chapters to write. So what am I doing instead?
And that’s just one of them. I’ve either been watching the movie, listening to the soundtrack, or having it on in the background all day long. Plus there’s this Bejeweled Blitz game on Facebook that my agent kept talking about, so I was like “Oh, I’ll play for a minute or two.” And then I looked up and saw that HOURS had gone by.
(Okay seriously, I’m writing a post about getting distracted while writing, and I got distracted while writing it. I just spent half an hour watching Youtube videos).
So yeah, but at the same time, as much time as I spent being distracted today, I also knocked out a big portion of the writing that I needed to get done. The segment of scenes that I’ve been stuck on all week.
So what’s your typical distraction? Music, games? Television, movies?