Out of curiosity, how many of you guys write from home?
Because I can’t.
I’ve tried but, for whatever reason, being at home just feeds my addiction to the internet.
I boot up my laptop, game face on and notes in my hand, only for my Facebook page to pop up on the screen like-
Next thing I know, I’m on Youtube and watching videos on how to survive a nuclear fallout.
In order to get down to business, I must journey to a coffee shop or restaurant and spend two to three hours typing away while mindlessly nibbling or sipping their wares.
This isn’t always a convenient arrangement as sometimes the weather is not favorable for travel, or sometimes I don’t complete my daily responsibilities until later when these places are closed.
Oh, that’s fine, I say to myself, I’ll just get some writing done at home.
The answer seems simple: disconnect from the WiFi.
However, even if I do that, I will become distracted by something else. I’ll watch a movie I purchased on iTunes. I’ll look through my photos I took on vacation. I’ll edit a silly video I made on iMovie.
There’s a cornucopia of possibilities for mindless activities.
I suppose I’ll just have to consider these places my office for the time being and respect my inconvenient habits.
I suppose it’s better than not writing at all.
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Sadly, I have the same problem. If I want to focus on writing when I’m at home, I’ll put on some music and turn off everything else. However, the internet still likes to call to me 🙂
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It calls to many of us it seems lol.