Morning everyone! Is it me or has winter come back with a vengeance!? Brrrr…. It’s cold outside so please help yourself to the hot beverage of your choice; Hot chocolate, a steaming hot Coffee, a good old cup of tea, herbal stuff or whatever tickles your fancy! I’m still off the caffeine so I think I’ll have a hot chocolate. (Oh and if you're not feeling the cold, there's cold beverages on offer too!)
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who popped by my blog on Wednesday to wish me a happy birthday. It was lovely of you all and your birthday wishes made me feel all warm and squishy inside!
Right, down to business…. Writing. Or not writing to be more specific...
I’ll admit that I’ve come to something of a standstill with my writing. I’ll also admit this is probably because of a somewhat resurgence in my private life. I’m far too easily distracted! I’m hoping that things will settle down and I’ll get back into the routine of writing regularly again soon!
I had plans that I would be finished my first draft of TCT by the end of February/Mid March - there’s no way that’s going to happen now and as each day passes and my word count doesn’t move, I feel increasingly guilty about my lack of writing. I had also planned on getting the edits done for mid summer and I wanted to submit TCT to agents sometime in the second half of 2009. I was very ambitious when I started TCT - the idea came to me in a flash; I saw the movie version, the lead actor, even the tagline on the movie’s poster! - yet one thing happens in my life and the writing comes to a complete halt.
So the resurgence in my private life has become my biggest distraction from writing. Second to that would be Facebook. That networking site has a lot to answer for! Between the uploading of photos to playing countless games of bowling…. I’ll never get any writing done ever again!
And here’s my question for today’s coffee break...
What are your biggest distractions from writing?
What really stops you getting that bum on that chair by your desk to get those words out?
Is it the cheesy addictive television programmes that you don’t admit to watching but can’t bare to miss? Or are you like me and addicted to Facebook?
What is your guilty pleasure that stops you getting your novel written???
*** I do apologise if this topic has already been covered! It's getting harder to get unique topics!