Lessons From NaNo ~ Eliminating Distractions

More NaNiWriMo lessons from Joan Hall on Story Empire.

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Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you with the second in my series of posts Lessons from Nano. If you missed the first one, you can read it by clicking here. Today’s topic is eliminating distractions.

Mae touched on this in a post last fall, but in order to mWoman at laptop, open notebook and pen at her sideeet your writing goals, you have to put aside anything that is a distraction to you.

I would venture to say the internet and social media is likely the biggest distraction we face. As writers, we’re told me must have a social media presence—Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, to name a few.

But what about our personal blogs? Writing and scheduling posts, as well as reading and responding to reviews, takes time. Television is another issue for some people. Reading can also eat up hours in the day. Not to mention our smartphones.

None of these things in and of themselves are…

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