In lieu of so much a writer has to do, it is so easy to get distracted.
Not only do we have to write a story, research for it, rewrite, self-edit, edit, search for venues, get a cover, find editors, beta readers, reviewers we have to have a strong social media platform. That means getting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, set up groups, interact with other authors and people who will be potential readers. I don’t know about you, but I get on Facebook I get lost for hours. I have no clue how to schedule posts ahead or find the best posts to share. I just read and read.
The same for Pinterest. I get on there you may as well forget about me. I love looking at recipes, crafts, and other things. I mean who doesn’t love cute babies or funny animals. Twitter. I haven’t figured out so I can tweet and retweet pretty quick but as far as interactions I am not so great.
Blogging is another thing. I used to love it now I dread it. It is hard for me to come up with interesting informative posts. I think I finally have figured out the types of posts I plan to make so now just getting it done.
I need to get back on a schedule. when I was on one I did so much better at getting things done.
The most important thing is the story and its sitting being neglected. So I hope this week to get back on schedule and write at least two hours a day. That’s a start.
Do you chase shinies? Or do you have a tried and true way to stay focused? Feel free to share!
Remember if you can dream it.. you can do it.