July 14

Discipline: AKA The Skill I Lack After Work

poetry-in-motionI write – a lot. And while I get a lot of work writing done at work, I tend to do other writing when I’m at home in sporadic bursts. The reason for the bursts – I suck at being disciplined.

I get home, I’m trying to relax. Play a little video game or watch a movie then come get in front of the computer.

Then there’s Facebook and instant messengers. Oh look I got a few new followers on Twitter. I should look and see how the posts are doing on my social media blog. And oh look someone replied to post(s) on Facebook.

The next thing I know, it’s 11 p.m. and I need to be heading to bed to start all over again.

I have been getting better at being disciplined by setting myself goals – whether it be one article or several articles a night to get done before I do something else. I also have weekly goals of articles for my websites. I failed, miserably, at those this weekend but I had other things going on this weekend to help with that, but I still got some of it done and other things accomplished not on the writing list (like a few more boxes of books unpacked and shelved.

Then writing on the novels – lately it feels like pulling teeth with them. Anytime I sit down and try to write other things (son, husband, phone) interrupt me and make me lose my train of thought.

So, all of that being said, what things do you do to keep yourself disciplined on your writing? Do you ever suffer from writing overload? How do you get past that to continue on your path?

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Posted July 14, 2015 by Grace Snoke in category "Self Reflection