Keeping my Butt in the Chair

I was never one of those people who was born with a keyboard in their hands. I started writing for the pure challenge of it. Since I dwell in science, I enjoyed the break from numbers, facts, and standard procedures. But transcribing the images in my head into words, then refining those words to create the twisted world, visual or emotion is not an easy task.
Many times it is emotionally draining.
The hardest thing for me to do many days is getting my butt in the chair and work on my current story.
Okay the sitting down part isn’t really hard. I can play many games on the computer or my ipad. You’d be surprised how much time you can kill playing Snarkblasters or The Treasures of Montezuma. And there’s email, twitter, facebook and boards. Then again, maybe you wouldn’t.
And as an author published by a small press, I have to do lots of self-promotion, spreading the Linda across the internet. It is easy to lose hours in the virtual world.
But writing is a business and I’m a professional.
That means I should have a standing appointment to show up and do my work.
Yeah, that doesn’t happen.
I’ve even tried setting a daily page count. Hmmm. Last month my goal was 150 pages in the month. I made it with 5 pages to spare. But I wrote 97 pages in the last 7 days of the month. Not quite what I had in mind when I set my goal.
At times, I bribe myself that I can play a game after I finish one page.
It doesn’t always work.
So now I’m scouring the internet for ways to write everyday.
And I’m wasting writing time too.
Yeah, multi-tasking isn’t an issue.
Anyone have any tips?
No not with wasting time, but with motivating myself to write?

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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