Since Monday, I made a commitment to turn off my email accounts, Facebook, and anything else that gives me visible or audio update alerts during my main work hours. In three days' time I accomplished more than I have in any one week since I started writing WILLA.
It was hard not to open my browser (can't turn that off) and I admit I did it once or twice when I came up for air and needed a mini-break, but the results have been so significant and the amount of work I managed so satisfying that I'm going to continue this rigorous trial of self-denial.
I hadn't realized just how fractured by distraction my writing time had become, with all these networking sites available (something I didn't have when I was writing the first draft of KINDRED), until I cut a few of them out.
Managing distraction. Just a fact of life these days I guess. So happy I found something that works, because I was getting quite discouraged about my lack of discipline. Out of sight out of mind seems to work for me.