Author Problems — and how not to solve them.
Problem: Your spouse/partner comes into the room to talk about absolute nothing for ten minutes during your writing sprints
Solution: Since smothering them is frowned on–try for a ‘don’t talk to me for an hour’ rule while you’re writing.
It never works for me. But it might for you.
Problem: Getting distracted by the internet.
Solution: Let me know if you find one.
Problem: Seeing other people’s daily word counts.
Solution: Remind yourself everyone writes at a different speed–and you’ll get there. If it really bugs you, try muting them on social media until you hit your goal.
Problem: OMG. I got a bad review.
Solution: Step away from your computer. Do not respond. Do not engage. Remind yourself that every single author out there has gotten a bad review. You’re in good company.
And eat a bowl of ice cream.