I took a vacation day, mainly because I have so many left and if I don't use them I lose them. What a great opportunity to write! I thought this as I rolled out of bed at 7:30 this morning. It is now 5:30 in the evening and I have spent the entire day reading blogs, posting comments, and generally putting off working on my new manuscript idea.
I can be lazy. I know, it's shocking. I have realized something though. If I only have a few hours to write at the end of a busy day, then I'm motivated. If I have a long stretch of uninterrupted time, somehow it all slips away from me. I feel better by telling myself that I am reading useful knowledge about the industry and comforting words of wisdom by other struggling writers.
I. Must. Focus.