I’ve been terribly distracted this week. It’s not life or news or social networking or anything, just one part of my work distracting me from another part of my work. I’m having a week where I’m being pulled in several different directions, and keeping things on track hasn’t been easy. I’m catching up on my inbox today, because it got neglected while I was putting out fires. And then there are the phone calls to return.. We agents spend a lot of time putting out fires, and that can distract us from the reading, editing, and pitching that is the more structured part of our job.
I know writers deal with distractions all the time. Most of your write on top of having full-time jobs, families, friends, the DGLM blog and Angry Birds. I wonder: what helps keep you on track? How do you stay focused and get those words written when the whole world is conspiring to stop you?