Switched gears to work on a young adult novel that’s been in my head based partially on my own experiences and partially on trying to emulate John Green. It’s amazing how when you get going and block out the distractions you can start creating again.
I noticed that when I sit down to write, my brain immediately freezes. I know I’m supposed to push through it, but I’m sitting at a device in which I can immediately pull up 4 billion interesting things that will take my mind off of writing and another hour or two away from my life.
It’s strange because I so used to love writing, but now when I start to write something, my mind drifts. It’s as though multitasking has killed my thought process. Or maybe it’s just adulthood and more responsibilities. I used to get obsessed, now I just get overwhelmed.
Of course, I’m sitting here with a cellphone on my leg, the laptop next to it, and a TV directly in front of me, as well as a book at my feet, so perhaps it is my own undoing.