Pushing yourself to write can be one of the hardest tasks, and trust me I’ve done many different tasks such as approach strangers and ask to take their photograph, change a diaper in the middle of the night, and even travel alone to a foreign country and spend a week there not speaking the language.
Writing is very hard, as a writer you can get distracted by almost anything. For me it’s reading; which isn’t all that bad as every writer should be well read and expose his or herself to as much genres, characters, and my favorite plot twists as possible.
However I have found that it’s often easier to hide behind the cover of that next novel, or the case of your ebook reader (whatever floats your boat) then sit down in front of your laptop, typewriter, notebook and just write.
Whilst I can go on and on about how difficult it is to start writing, I think it would be more productive for me to address my problem with a solution. What would make the task of writing easier for me?
My #1 problem is my writing space.
I do not have a desk to write on, I have a desk to play computer games on but my poor macbook ( my designated writing tool) is relegated to the sofa and this is a big problem as the tv room is rife with distractions and hunching over on the sofa is not conducive to my writing.
Solution: Move. I don’t have to invest in a new desk ( though that would be divine) but just move to the dining room where the dining table can be the perfect workspace or in fact anywhere that I could sit comfortably at a table and work uninterrupted for a couple of hours would do.
Step one, done.