Case and point…I’m late posting today, because I was distracted. Granted, I was distracted with family events and a bit of exhaustion.
Many days, when I’m writing I have to fight distraction. A. Catherine Noon pointed out yesterday that she was distracted by the Internet. The Internet is where I spend hours in the name of research, however I often end up in the weeds looking for some minuscule detail.
I’m writing a steam punk novel currently and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wandered off into costuming in the name of research. I’m sure my search engine thinks I have some sort of Corset/Weaponry fetish. 🙂
Distraction may be a good thing too. I imagine if we sat at our desks and weren’t occasionally distracted, we would suffer from some sort of burn-out. If you can’t write because you’ve turned off the Internet and you spend thirty minutes staring at a blank screen, your lack of productivity may be a sign you need a distraction.