How to get the writing done despite 10,000 distractions #WriterWednesday #AmWriting

I suppose in some ways I am lucky….I take out my hearing aids and not many distractions get through

D.E. Haggerty

There is a lot of talk about making time to write, fitting writing into our busy schedules. But what if you’ve made time, you’re literally sat at your computer, fingers poised above the keyboard, but you can’t get the first word written because the phone rings, an email notification pings, your WhatsApp beeps, etc., etc. You are simply too distracted to get further than the first sentence of a new chapter, which you find yourself writing over and over. What then?

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This is a problem near and dear to my heart. In addition to writing (and marketing and all that comes with being an indie author) full-time, I have a business in Germany and am on the board of a local non-profit. I am constantly bombarded by distractions during my ‘writing time’. I haven’t figured it all out yet – not by a long shot – but I have found…

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