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Five Biggest Writing Distractions

ADD-distractedYep…that’s me. I wander through life if a distracted daze, but most of the time, I still manage to get stuff done. But, it would be a lot easier without my top five distractions.

1.) The internet. Hands down, this is my biggest distraction – Tumblr, Facebook, Pinterest, blogs, Twitter, email, Ravelry, Netflix, Etsy…oh yeah. I’m a train wreck when it comes to the internet. And I often have to try to convince myself to disable it so I can work. I back you can imagine how that works. o.O

2.) Stress. Stress is a huge damn distraction for me. It’s almost impossible to focus on getting words out when there are stressful life situations going on.

3.) My family. Usually, I can get writing done in the mornings – no prob. However, my husband has recently had some changes in his work schedule that mean I am literally never. alone. in. my. house.  I love my family. More than I have the words to express, but I crave solitude. I work better if I can be alone for several hours a day. This has not happened in the last month and I’m losing my damn mind. Yes, because of the schedule shift, he’s sleeping part of that time that I’m awake, but it’s not the same. At all. I’m hoping that there’s a shiny new job on the horizon.

4.) Other projects. It’s no secret that I like to get my craft on. I really like to get it on around Christmas time. It’s hard to force myself to write when there’s all this lovely yarn and fabric to be had.

5.) ADD. Looking at this list, I’m sure it’ll come as a surprise to NO ONE that I have Attention Deficit Disorder. I am on some lovely meds that certainly help me focus. But I’ll admit, it’s not a hundred percent.

So, these are my five biggest distractions. Do you have anything that distracts you from getting your stuff done? If so, what is it? Click the names below to see the other bloggers distractions.






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8 thoughts on “Five Biggest Writing Distractions

  1. jarmanjess on said:

    No surprise here, but this list is oh so familiar. 🙂

    Hopefully you get some alone time – I’m the same way, I NEED it, but right now (and even more so with holiday breaks etc) its’s rare. I can’t remember the last time I was alone in the house. 0.O Not cool.

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  2. Gwen Cease on said:

    I totally hear you on the internet and stress. Thankfully I do have alone time, but that doesn’t help when the internet is here to entertain me. Oh and I stress about everything. So instead of doing anything I nap. And there you go.

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  3. How did I leave out stress… I should have just put in … obsessing, lol. Your list looks like mine, baby. And I hear ya about being alone in the house. I truly do.

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  4. Stress. I didn’t include that one either and that was silly of me. I get to the point where I get so stressed that my brain kind of shorts out and I can’t do anything productive. Boy I love being an adult. 🙂

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