…for the most part. A little over a month ago I wrote about how I was avoiding writing. Actively not doing my job. And, though I failed that week in overcoming my issues. I have since made progress. Kylie asked for an update. Here it is.
At some point, a few weeks ago, I made a resolution (like for New Year’s – except I’m keeping this one) that I would wake up and write. I would not check the insidious email distraction until I wrote for several hours first.
If I check the email first, then I get side-tracked by reading blogs, leaving comments in hopes of winning some prize for doing so, deleting the hundred emails I don’t have time for, answering questions, and doing tasks requested in emails. Seriously, that can take me until noon if I’m not careful. Then I try to write but my brain is fried from the afore-mentioned distractions, so I need a nap, and then I’m fuzzy headed and not feeling creative. Another day gone and wasted and no writing to show for it. Grrrr.
But with my new resolution, if I don’t look at the email, don’t even open it until after I write, even if I don’t get back to the writing in the afternoon, I’ve accomplished my main goal of getting words on page. HA! Evil email and internet tool that I love, I have conquered you and I wrote despite your tempting ways.
Maintaining my resolution, I am working my way through my story. Some days are more productive than others, but whether I get 600 words or 6000, I am getting closer to ‘The End’.
How is everyone else doing?