Yep, this again. I’ve been working (a lot) on academic writing, specifically an article that a journal gave a Revise and Resubmit. While I’m excited about it, it is taking me SO LONG to get this done. There are days when I’m cranking along.
There are others where it feels like it’s easier to pull teeth. I think I would prefer to pull out my teeth.
That is when it’s easiest to “just check Facebook for a minute.” Jump to a news site (I’m a bit of a news junky). See what’s going on with Twitter. Clean the kitchen. Just do one thing for my biz (and there’s time scheduled to do the business stuff . . . ).
What on earth is going on?
I find that it’s easiest for me to be distracted when I’m writing something really hard. The analysis isn’t tight enough. The organization doesn’t make sense and I don’t know why. I’ve read the paragraph 30 times and it still doesn’t work.
When writing feels like a breeze, I’m far less vulnerable. I can focus until the cows come home.
How does this work for you? When are you most distracted when writing? If you don’t know, keep track for a week. I’d love to hear about it in the comments.