Friday, May 07, 2010

by G.Parker

I am finding it easy to be distracted this time of year. I don't know about you, but it seems like it's been a long winter and seeing blue sky and flowers blooming outside, distract me from stuff inside like housework, writing, etc. I had just begun getting back to the writing thing, too.

I almost think we writers need an association much like AA. Something that keeps us at it every day. We acknowledge God's hand in all things, and promise that we will write each day. Kind of backward from the plan, but hey, I think it would work. We could call it WH - Writers Helpers, or EWA - Earnest Writers Association.

Perhaps I just need to put a sign over my computer: Every word written today is a word closer to a finished work. No? How about: Every word written today is a step closer to eternity. Hmmm. I'm not sure about either of them, but I think you get the idea.

It doesn't take much for a writer to be distracted. We've talked about how we can end up spending hours reading emails and doing research on the computer. It doesn’t seem like a long time, but before you know it the hour we had to write is gone and the family or other responsibilities call.

I'm not saying we can't enjoy the springtime -- in fact, if you have warm weather and a laptop with a good battery, you can be one with the world. But for those of us locked to a desk (I just don't write well on paper anymore - the thoughts come faster than I can write) it's a distracting world outside.

How do you deal with spring fever? I'd like to know.


Anna Maria Junus said...

Just keeping a blog and getting readers eats up a lot of time.

Keith Fisher said...

Well, Since I've been procrastinating my yard work for three or more years, I've been giving into spring and doing my yard work.