Monday, July 10, 2017

Focus


I often see writers asking each other how to stay focused. It's easy to get distracted by internet, laundry, life. Sitting down and writing a tough scene isn't always the favorite thing to do.

There are as many solutions as there are writers. For me, it's all about wanting it. If I keep my goal in mind, how much I want to be published, have a book in stores and libraries, have something that others will read and love, then it's easy to prioritize. Because I won't get that without putting in the work.

Writing is hard, you have to want it, and, if you want it enough, focus is easy.


4 comments:

  1. You're right, Sara! Writing is hard. So is editing. But we had to focus if we want to accomplish the task at hand.

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  2. I agree! There are times in my life when I really don't want to write, and for me, this is okay. Anything we want to do, we will find a way: that's human nature.

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  3. I agree! Also ending scenes with a question or a cliffhanger that I have to answer or resolve next time helps me to have ideas percolating in my mind as I'm doing other stuff, and keeps me interested in coming back!

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  4. It's so hard not to get distracted. Keeping a concrete set of goals in mind definitely helps. That and keeping my phone away from my writing area.

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