This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain on NaNo.

I did nothing yesterday. Nothing.

Well, I wrote and plotted in the morning, then went to work, came home and did some chores. But after that? I read three days' worth of newspapers, a magazine, a couple of short stories and kc dyer's Facing Fire.

Imagine! Reading, for pleasure! Not for research and not while wracked with guilt for not writing.

On the other hand, this is exactly how the slippery slope starts. Now that NaNo is winding down, and I don't have the push of other Forum writers barrelling or crawling through the process with me, it's easy to fall back into old habits of "I'll just read a bit tonight. I can get more editing done tomorrow, if I get home from work early and we order take out."

That kind of talk leads to two years or more and no finished novel in sight.

What are your tips for nipping laziness in the bud? For corralling yourself back to that chair in front of your notebook/laptop?

Blogsplash for Talli Roland's The Hating Game is on Wednesday! Stay tuned...


Mary Mary said…
I'd say do something that gets you to write. Even blogging, as long as it's something useful to your readers. It allows for those creative juices to flow and sometimes just works the junk out of your writing system. I know, for me anyways, that reviewing novels each week helps my writing in many ways.
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks Mary! I jumped back into reading this weekend and I think it's helped clear my brain a little. I read a YA, an MG, an anthology and a mystery, and started another MG, an inspirational, and a fantasy. Whew!

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