This week while trying to painstakingly finish a rewrite, I’ve been having the hardest time with distractions. So if you’re a writer who needs to get stuff done, here are some things you should and shouldn’t do when it comes to taking your mind off of your work.
Do: Take a Break
Breaks are always good when you’re tired or frustrated from writer’s block. Some time away from your computer screen is a great way to recharge.
Don’t: Take a Break that Lasts All Night
This happens to me almost every day. I come home from work, grab a snack, and find myself doing other things while I should be writing.
Do: Set Aside Time for Writing
What I’ve been trying to do is tell myself that I have to finish a chapter a day. If you have particularly long chapters, set aside an hour a night.