Fifty ways I distract myself from writing

To aid all writers in their pursuit of distractions.

  1. Play a new game, either on facebook or download a freebie from the internet
  2. Check facebook.
  3. Clean that room i’ve been putting off cleaning, like the bathroom.
  4. Shower
  5. Read blogs telling you about how to not be distracted while writing and other fun writing things.
  6. Do internet searches to help you with the topic you must write about.
  7. Read a book.
  8. Talk to someone on the phone or in person.
  9. Work on homework
  10. Run spell check
  11. Play with my hamster.
  12. Make a snack.
  13. Make coffee.
  14. Take the dogs on a walk.
  15. Design a header for the blog.
  16. Check my blogs’ stats.
  17. Check my friends’ websites
  18. Write blog posts for the next three weeks. (Just in case I don’t have time one day)
  19. Knit
  20. Watch TV or movies.
  21. Do both 19 and 20 at the same time.
  22. Look up knitting patterns.
  23. Wash dishes
  24. Read old blog posts.
  25. Check weather forecast.
  26. Find wallpapers for the computer.
  27. Play video games, with and without siblings or friends
  28. Play games with siblings friends.
  29. Read amazon review about a book I plan on buying maybe.
  30. Study another language. (Or two, or three.) (I want to learn Hebrew and ASL, not like that matters.)
  31. Take a nap.
  32. Go on a walk “for inspiration.”
  33. Stop the dog from getting into mischief.
  34. Stop dogs from barking.
  35. Make dinner.
  36. Check school email.
  37. Check personal email.
  38. Click on ads for money.
  39. Debate about commenting on  a friend’s blog post.
  40. Take profile pictures for facebook.
  41. Edit profile pictures.
  42. Watch Siblings play video games.
  43. Memorize medications for nursing test.
  44. Figure out my classes for next semester.
  45. Check my grades.
  46. Go on a bike ride.
  47. Encourage my mim-garden to grow.
  48. Go to Wal*mart to pick up something “important.”
  49. Find itouch apps.
  50. Draw pictures of my characters.

So there you have it. Fifty ways that I manage to distract myself from writing. I’m ever so sneaky. :D

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    About Abigail

    I'm an elementary education major at a college in the Midwest. I might graduate as early as December '13 but more likely May '14. I write when I can. I also knit on occasion, draw, do homework and contradict teachers to make people think. :)

    One response to “Fifty ways I distract myself from writing”

    1. jojopant says :

      One word for this, interesting!

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