Beating Shiny Thing Distraction


If you can’t tell from the last few posts, my mind is already on November. Not that I want this year to fly by any faster than it has (and it really has) but because I am actually excited to get going on my NaNoWriMo (or in my case, NaNoFiMo challenge.

It’s one of my quirks, unfortunately, that I get distracted by new and shiny things, ones unspoiled by actual execution. But here’s how I think I got me right in the procrastination: I’ve made the old feel new again by setting it up in a whole different way.

It’s a contest with myself, and a way to push my finishing power all in one. And, even better, I completed another round of edits on my manuscript, so I think I’ll be ready to go once November 1 hits.

I should probably temper my excitement a little, though. Don’t want to use it all up before November.

We all have weaknesses, some larger than others, some more destructive than others. But we are creative people, and we can figure out creative solutions to deal with those weaknesses. Losing steam?

Create a new steam source.

Anyone else get easily distracted? What do you do?

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