Good evening! Divert Distractions! Wanted to share a post I wrote in preparation for last year’s 30-Day writing challenge that really helped me to stay focused – I will use it again in 2016. Hope you enjoy!
Protect your time as we embark on this amazing 30-day challenge. There will be many distractions – phone calls, dishes, laundry, errands, newly released books, the list has no ending – now, with 3 hours and 10 minutes left to start the writing madness – I want to encourage you to plan your divergence strategy with me. Let’s practice a few responses to some distractions that may arise as an attempt to lead us astray from our chair and keyboard for 30 days of November. Here’s a few:
“Not now, I am only 500 words shy of my daily goal!”
“Oh, did I forgot to inform you that I selected you as my chore replacement for the next 30 days!”
“Give me these 30 days, and I am yours for the next 335!”
“I cannot! – Why? Because my butt is literally glued to this chair for the next 30 days! Seriously!” (This one is my favorite!)
“I will eat – if you will feed me – while I keep my fingers on this keyboard!”
“Did I forget to send that urgent memo to the famous coffee shop requesting to keep their stores open for 24 hours in November?”
“Hello, You have reached the voice mail of a novel writer, I am unavailable to take any calls for the next 30 days. I will return all calls after November 30th. If this is an emergency, please make it wait until after November 30th. Thank you for calling!”
“Do not disturb! In the process of writing a great novel!”
I would love to hear some of your prepared responses to divert the distractions that will surface in November.
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