• Dana Ellington

How's the Writing Going?


Project: Demon Protege

Word Count: 16,572


Project 2: If Souls Were Tangible Objects

Word Count: um...yeah...about that...

So. Many. Distractions!



I have managed to put so many cleaning tasks in front of writing it's ridiculous. My apartment hasn't been this clean since the day I moved in, lol.


What are some of the things you find yourself (suddenly) needing to do when it comes time to meet the day's word count goal?


The two drafts I'm working on (or rather periodically avoiding) this month are both six or seven years old now. They're each delving into very personal issues for me and thus, come with a heavy emotional investment during the writing process. It was easy for me to let distractions such as my job, my marriage, the dust bunnies under the couch, and the latest videos by any of the over 100 YouTubers I'm subscribed to, all take me away from the writing.


The only thing that's changed between then and now is I made the commitment to myself that this would be the NaNo in which I finished both of these. I have release dates scheduled for June and I'm just not willing to miss the mark this time around.


So while the dishes are getting done and the apartment smells like new money (as the old folks used to say), I've still got writing to do. How about you?



I see you over there binge watching YouTube videos instead of writing. If I may, since you're already there, how about you pull out / open up your manuscript and join me for a five minute writing session? There's one on my YouTube channel just waiting for you :-). Click HERE when you're ready to get a few words closer to The End on your draft.


And until next time...sending light and inspiration!

Dana





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