Focus! Focus! Focus! SQUIRREL!

Unfortunately, I must confess that since starting my new job, I have not maintained focus on my writing. Having to work earlier, longer hours and farther away makes it difficult for me to find the time. I know this is a poor excuse that a real writer would never use. Hopefully soon I’ll be able to find a good chunk of time in which to write, then I’ll be able to focus on focusing.

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Do you know what my dream day would be like? My dream day would be spending a day, an ENTIRE day, writing or working on fiction writing related activities. Alas, I’m working mom with a crazy schedule, so the chances of that happening anytime soon are slim to infinitely impossible.

That means that I have to make the most of the time I have available to write. I’ve started devoting the first hour of my day to writing. Whenever I get to my desk (usually no later than 9:30am), I tell Siri to set a timer for an hour and I get to work. When the timer goes off, I stop and move on to whatever is first on my task list.

I don’t know about you, but my mind NEVER stops and it doesn’t take much to distract me. Are you familiar with Doug…

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