We’ve all tried to write a book at one point or another. Who among us hasn’t taken a seat in front of the laptop and conspired the write the next great American novel? However, the difference between those who get it done, and those who don’t is very simple: distraction. How do we deal with the temptations of procrastination and instant gratification? It’s easier than you might think!
Turn off the Internet.
Sure, the Internet is incredible. The entire collection of human research and development is at your fingertips. You can learn about a giraffe’s digestive system and then mere seconds later buy movie tickets to see the newest superhero flick. However, having the entire amalgamation of human intelligence at your hands is a dangerous temptation that derails most hopeful authors. Try unplugging your wireless router for a bit to really force yourself to write.
Write away from family and friends.
We all love our families and our friends. And what’s not to love? They’re constant streams of gossip, entertainment, camaraderie and support. This is not good for writing quietly, however. If you really want to settle in a grove, try doing it in a solitary environment.