On the first day of NaNoWriMo (second day?) I want to talk about distractions.  You know.  Those things that help you release stress or avoid writing–whatever.  Books, of course.  Most of us read emails and tweet and facebook.  But more personally, what’s your avoidance crack?  Mine–The Sims 3.  It can occupy me for hours and make me forget all about my goals for the day, week, or even the month.

What gets you back on track?  Music and housecleaning do it for me.  The music usually gets my creative juices going and the housecleaning is just tedious enough to make me prefer sitting down and pounding something out, even when it’s a struggle.  It’s also one of those “mindless” activities that let’s me think about my story.

How about you?

Comic used with permission from Debbie Ridpath Ohi at Inkygirl.com.

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