Today I wanted to talk about distraction while writing. I have discovered this evil, evil game called Angry Birds. I don't know what I like about it so much. Maybe it's the mindless clicking. Maybe it's the pretty colors. Or maybe, in my case, it's the noises the birds and pigs make. I find myself making the noises along with them.
This is particularly concerning to my husband.
So this is how my writing has been going: Write a sentence. Play a round of Angry Birds. Lose round. Write two or three sentences. Check Twitter. Play a round of Angry Birds. Win round. Play another round. Lose new round. Write a paragraph (maybe). Play a round of Angry Birds. Squeal win a beat a round that has taken me nearly the whole day to win. Write some more.
This is NOT productive. As if Twitter, Goodreads, blogs, Facebook and instant messaging hadn't distracted me enough already.
So what distracts YOU when you are writing or reading? Discuss in the comments!
And this week's Six Sentence Sunday comes From Half-Blood and is between Alex and the ever popular Seth. Enjoy!
He twisted his hands and grasped mine. Those amber eyes flared, like he was up for the challenge. After a few terse moments, he broke away and stood. “There’s the attitude I have come to know and loathe.”
I flipped him off, but the bad thing was, his general annoyingness had somehow reached me. Not that I’d admit it. Ever.
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Hope you enjoyed and have a great Memorial Day weekend!