t’s okay to be distracted, to flounder about. Writing less is acceptable. For me, I find the following techniques helpful. I’ve used them when coming back from vacations, when it takes a while to find my writing groove, and they work as well for me in these crazy times. Get rid of chores that will nag. If you are going to worry about cleaning house, paying bills, going through email, take the time to get the critical things dealt with. Otherwise you’re not going to be focused on your writing. If you’re a ‘write first’ person, don’t open anything other than your word processing program. Do critiques for my crit group. This might seem counterproductive, but freeing your brain from your own plot issues and looking at someone else’s writing can help get your brain into thinking about the craft itself. Work on other ‘writing’ chores. For me, it can be blog posts, or forum participation. Just take it easy on social media time. Deal with critique group feedback.
Source: Focusing on the Writing
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