“Time takes it all whether you want it to or not, time takes it all. Time bares it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.” – ~ Stephen King
MMmmhh time for confessions.
I am hard at work on my final and third draft of my WIP – Betwixt & Between….but…
I have also been distracted lately by creating a new Author Website, which you can view here, a new Poetry Portfolio, view here, and a promotional video for my WIP – Betwixt & Between.
One of my lovely CPs put me onto an amazing video slide show creator that allowed me to create my promotional video for Betwixt & Between.
Here is the video I created for my current WIP – Betwixt & Between.
Betwixt & Between (Video on my Author Website)
Do you find that sometimes you can be caught up in a lot of behind the “writing” tasks that can get in the way of your writing? Are these the ultimate procrastination tools or necessary to promoting your WIP or building your online presence?
I admit I am guilty of loving anything that allows me to be creative: whether this be Website Design / Video Creation / Poetry Creation/Blogging/Writers Groups/Social Networking. But sometimes I have to insert a large
So as much as I love these Time Takers….alas I must return to my WIP.
So these Time Takers are being put aside for a moment. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t see these tasks that have distracted me as “bad” but the key word here is “distracting”. So it is Time to get back to my WIP…
So how do I plan on getting back to focusing on the WIP. Yes I could unplug the internet but if you don’t have that option?
I use a great program called OmmWriter Dana 11 brought to you by the team at OmmWriter. This is an amazing frills free/distraction free writing program that allows you to switch off from the worldwideweb for a moment and inspires creativity. I have done a complete review on this program here.
Another tool I use is Focus Booster. This is a simple timer that you can download and place on your desktop to boost your focus while working. This is a great tool if you fear large chunks of time but want a way to have creative spurts in manageable bites of time. This is also a great tool for Word Wars.
What are your Time Takers?
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- Review – Animoto Video Slideshow Creation (momblognetwork.com)
- The Little Guide to Un-Procrastination (tobiasbuckell.com)
- Time management (tiaden.wordpress.com)
- 10 time-management tips that work (holykaw.alltop.com)