Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Distractions

I'm a bad girl. I've gotten behind on my weekly goals because I've been distracted.

The list thing helped yesterday, but I blew off my last task to read Book 4 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I don't remember the actual title, they're so similar. AND I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to finish it. So, no schoolwork finished.

Today is a super long day at the part time job. I work 8 hours there and then am teaching an intro to crochet class afterwards. A 10 hour day on little sleep. I guess that will teach me. Well, probably not.

So, I've made a new rule. I can't start the next book in the series until Sunday, and then only if I've completed all my weekly goals. I obviously can't tear myself away once I start.

Since today is such a long day at the part time job, it's my off day from writing. I seriously won't feel like doing anything but dropping when I get home around 9pm tonight.

I've owned up to my distraction. How about you? What distracts you from your plans? How do you deal with it? Ever had my problem where you couldn't stop thinking how an author was going to resolve an issue and kept reading to the exclusion of everything else?

7 comments:

ham1299 said...

Yes, books do that to me, too. Facebook does, too. LOL And, yes, I've kept reading to find out what the resolution will be, neglecting all other things I planned to do! ;-)

Gale Stanley said...

Reading is a big distraction, always. But last night I let the TV distract me - Dancing With the Stars, Lost and then "V." I'm so glad these shows are almost at the finales so I can have my Tuesday nites back again. I try not to let myself get too upset when I'm distracted. After all we need a break sometimes. And reading is like doing research. I learn something from every book, whether it's good or bad.

Rachel Lynne said...

I got distracted with two books over the weekend. Once I pick one up I can't put it down! Not only did I not get any writing or housework done I also strained my eyes and had a two day headache ... I'll never learn :)

Mary Ricksen said...

Just like me!!!

Suzanne said...

Ack--the computer is my distraction! "Just one more email," I say, then two hours later I still haven't opened my manuscript doc. I'm considering a computer-free weekend and see if that helps!

(And yes, those Black Dagger Brotherhood books are hard to put down once you start them.)

Tiffany Green said...

I get distracted easily, I'm afraid. Thinking about the dishes in the sink...need to take the dog for a walk...was I supposed to call my Mom?...pay bills...oh, damn, forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer...trying to ignore the ringing phone...

YzhaBella (aka Kate) said...

Firstly, why in the world would anyone want to put down a BDB? The brothers are just way to hot to ignore! Lol, but seriously....Life just seems to get in the way of my reading sometimes! Heh, c'est la vie!

I can remember one book/series that drove me to 18 hours straight, continuous, non-stop ignore the rest of the family reading...please no giggles....Harry Potter! I simply could not put First Blood Prince down! Ugh, I really couldn't pout any of the down easily. But this one totally devoured me!

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