I feel the beginnings of a migraine beginning as I sit down to write this blog, so naturally they are on my mind. I get frequent migraines which often lead to some serious downtime in bed. So, how do I get my stories written?
I don't always... That is the great thing about not being on the payroll, I don't have deadlines. The drawback of this is that I don't have deadlines!
Being a professional procrastinator, I found that I work better with a deadline. I need someone to keep me honest. That is why I like Nanowrimo, it gives me a deadline and a way to measure how good I am doing. I felt great when I hit my word count in November.
Write-ins help me keep focused. Even if we don't get any writing done at the write-in, I find that I am working when I am at home. Which is difficult to do when I have so many distractions.
Some writers work only at the office. But if you don't have one, what do you do? I know people who work at a local coffee shop or restaurant. Many don't mind if you sit for a couple of hours and work, especially if you buy food and drink.
So, try to be creative and give yourself mini deadlines. You will like the results!
I am going to try to use more pictures, as was suggested on my other blog. And I try to throw in a link or two as suggested by Tiffany Colter, who is the WRITING CAREER COACH.
Pictured above: Braden Grenier at a write-in during Nanowrimo. To purchase Braden's Nano Novel go to Heart of Mold.