The world is filled with distractions. It’s true now more than ever. And when things aren’t going smoothly with your writing or whatever project you’re working on, the distractions are just waiting to take you away from your troubles.
If TV isn’t your poison, there are movie rentals, video games, magazines, books, all manner of things to keep you distracted. And then of course there is the internet, which is like some kind of highly evolved, genetically enhanced super-distraction, a godzilla of potential wasted time spawned in the radioactive ocean of computer technology.
It’s so easy to fall into these traps, spending hours doing..well…whatever, when you could be working hard on the next chapter of your book. Not that these distractions aren’t without some merit. Ideas can come from the strangest places, and sometimes your subconscious just needs time to work out some problem before moving on. But let’s face it, sometimes, and certainly at some point, you just have to tune out all the static and get back to doing what needs to be done.