I don’t get…Squirrel

So, it’s another round of Random Wednesday. Not sure why it surprises me every week, lol. But it never fails. I realize it’s Tuesday and I need to write the blog. So this week’s topic should be an easy one for me. My five major distractions from writing.

Right, like there’s only five. It’d be easier to list what doesn’t distract me because the list would be extremely short. Nothing. But I’m going to assume this is major distractions—the kind that eat up your brain and your time. So, without further ado… here is my list, in no particular order.

1— Internet. Okay, does this even need to be explained. And I’m talking about random shit. Going to do research then ending up reading about which is better, Keurig or Tassimo…it’s a huge black hole from which nothing good usually results.

2— Social media. If I could have an assistant for one thing, it’d be to upkeep the social media platforms. Mostly because it leads to number one. Me taking a quiz to see what role I would play in the apocalypse. Finding out what dragon I am, or what colour my aura is. Or it leads to more research topics. So yeah, it’s a huge one.

3— Family. This is both a blessing and well, a curse. I love being able to be there for my kids. And honestly, at the end of the day, they are more important than anything. But it’s those interruptions that come with working from home that drive me insane and suck precious time. The “have you seen my” and “can I go here, or there. Pick me up, drop me off.” The kind of things they wouldn’t phone someone at work to ask. And other family members, who chose not to see that you are working even if you’re sitting in a chair with your laptop. Because they have a day off or are available, you’re expected to also have time, because obviously, you’re not really working. So yeah, that’s huge, too.

4— Another project/other work. Because I also edit and make cover art, sometimes trying to balance everything feels impossible. And it always seems that everything is always due at the same, damn time. And then there’s the having to change books midstream thing. Talk about distracting. You get to the point you can’t really concentrate on either book because the whole time you’re trying to write one, you’re thinking about the other and vise versa.

5— TV/Movies. Okay, I know this seems silly. You can just turn it off. But sometimes, my youngest son will decide to go on a Netflix binge. And when that binge is Supernatural. COME ON PEOPLE. How am I supposed to resist that, especially when it’s playing in front of me. We’re talking Sam. And Dean. Or sometimes it’s Criminal Minds… Dr. Reid, hello. Or Castle. Nathan Fillion. OMG.. the list is endless. But it’s research, damn it. Research I tell you.

So that’s my list. My god I could go on. But hop on over to the other ladies and see what their distractions are. I guarantee their lists have some overlap. The internet is evil, after all. And an actual black hole.

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