At this time of year many of us are getting ready to welcome houseguests. How do you manage working at home when friends and family come to stay?
But I live with a couple of family members (Love ya, guys!), and there is a never-ending list of chores around the house (and around town) that are calling out to me, nagging me, trying to divert me from my work.
How do I actually write with so many distractions?
Discipline! (That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.)
I’ve blogged about BICFOK before. And I’m sure I’ll blog about it again. But, for me, having a daily quota works. It gives me permission to do other things, once my writing is finished.
Now, of course, life gets in the way (pesky life!). On those occasions when we do have visitors, for instance, I’ll work ahead. I’ll make sure to write more words during the days/weeks before our visitors are scheduled to arrive. Then I can “goof off” with a clear conscience.
Because when it comes to goofing off, you don’t want to be feeling guilty!
I should know, I’m a goofing-off expert.