Writer’s block can be difficult to overcome. But one way that you can be motivated to overcome writer’s block is by focusing on your priorities and lining up your writing projects in a row so that first things always come first.
There is nothing that will give you more success as a writer than developing a focused attitude towards your projects. The more focused you are, the more you will be able to know what you need to do to complete certain writing projects.
However, it is hard to keep your focus as a writer. There are thousands of distractions every day. And the computer and internet has made it almost impossible to focus for any length of time. But you owe it to yourself to keep your focus. You don’t really have a choice. If you want to be successful and avoid writer’s block, you must find a way to be focused when you sit down to write.
Here are a few tips to ensure that you focus each and every day when you get to your desk.
1. Clear your desk the night before and have nothing on your desk except what you will be working on the next day.
2. Decide what you will work on first the night before.
3. When you sit down to write, grab the first file folder with the work project that you decided to focus on, and work ONLY on that project until your allotted writing time is over for the day.
4. Refrain from checking email or getting on the internet. Work offline until your writing is completed for the day.
By trying these tips, you will be able to focus on your writing with much more ease. And until you get into the habit of focusing, try to follow these four tips.
Irene S. Roth
Freelance Writer, Author and Editor