But there are so many distractions. Here is what's nagging at me at this particular moment:
Beds to make
Loads of laundry to put in washer (one started)
Figure out dinner tonight and see if we have all the fixings (done, I think)
Blog posts to write (for two blogs, done, and working on it)
Checking e-mail, facebook, twitter for new links, responses, and comments. (constant)
Run to front yard to grab baby bird from clutches of my cat (bad cat)
Cut back overgrown shrubs in back garden.
Fertilize all potted and hanging plants.
See what cool things they have at garage sale around the corner (done :-))
Checking the time to see how many hours until the great race horse Zenyatta runs tonight (6:15 Pacific Time -Yay!)
I'll quit right there, so I don't drive myself nuts with my things-to-do list.
So, sometimes I just have to pick a time - hopefully in the morning, when my brain is fresh, and stop everything else around me. Forget about the housework, the cooking, the yard work, the social media, because that will still be there when I'm done.
Right now, for me, I have opened my manuscript, and I'm going to WRITE.
Everyone - SHHH!
Do you struggle with multi-tasking, too? Do you have a hard time carving out time to write? How do you shut off your brain?