What Distracts You?

  • Mala

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    It happens to everybody, the T.V, your friends, that book you wanted to read, the question is: What distracts you from writing and how do you deal with it?

    I'll go first. Msn, No matter how hard I try, it always distracts me, I've put the little thing on busy, and turned it off before, but then I can't write at all for some reason.
    March 18th, 2009 at 09:30pm
  • folie a dru.

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    Mibba sometimes.
    Talking on the phone with Kristen.
    Work.
    Those things don't necessarily distract me, but I can't write when I'm doing them.
    Well, I do write at work, but I have to stop when I don't want to.
    March 18th, 2009 at 09:39pm
  • pulmonary archery.

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    Well, the only time I actually ever write is when it's the only thing I want to do. When I'm forcing myself, everything distracts me. Video games, msn, mibba, music. Anything that can, does.

    How do I deal with it? ... I don't. Hence why stories don't get updated for months at a time, sometimes.
    March 18th, 2009 at 09:41pm
  • innocent wolves

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    Mibba happens to distract me. So does other sites where I have a profile. The TV, occasionally, if there's any interesting on.
    March 18th, 2009 at 09:59pm
  • Banshee_

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    Mostly schoolwork unfortunately but it's usually when I force myself to write I find distractions in the smallest and most trivial things.
    March 18th, 2009 at 10:46pm
  • alias093001

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    My niece. She's nine months-old at the moment, meaning that she is starting to get into things she shouldn't. I'm the glorified baby-sitter, so I have to watch her. This distracts me from writing. It's a good distraction, but I want to be a writer, so I cannot have distractions.
    March 18th, 2009 at 11:37pm
  • ciao bella.

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    I get distracted by YouTube. I sit there for hours and watch Batman...
    March 18th, 2009 at 11:44pm
  • schouperman

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    Just about anything, really.
    INO, mibba, youtube, the tv, music, a sound, a bit of nothing can distract me. Like I'll just flop and be like "I'm bored" and I'll get distracted even if nothing's happening or there's no reason to be distracted..
    So I just write a sentence or two and do something else.

    Oh, and sleep.
    I try to write at night and then I end up almost falling asleep on the notebook, so I move it and I can't sleep. :l
    March 19th, 2009 at 12:05am
  • KittyGrimm

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    My friends messaging me. Or getting kicked off the computer. It happens alot to me. It sucks too.
    March 19th, 2009 at 12:09am
  • Spanish Lullaby

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    Ironically, fanfiction. I can't stop reading a good story until I'm finished with it.
    YouTube videos.
    Schoolwork.
    Talking on the phone with my friends.
    March 19th, 2009 at 04:49am
  • astroz0mbie

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    ANYTHING.

    I get distracted so easily.
    March 19th, 2009 at 04:55am
  • Jinxeh

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    THE INTERNET.

    Sometimes, I have to go downstairs and disable the router if I ever want to get any writing done. I have no self-control.
    March 19th, 2009 at 05:48am
  • Poirot's Moustache

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    mibba and fanfiction.
    I get more writing done if my internet access is limited.
    And TV. There are certain shows that I've become addicted to.
    March 19th, 2009 at 05:50am
  • chrissie.

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    Mibba, MSN, LJ, and my mum. :tehe:
    They're the only things.
    Or I distract myself. :think:
    I let my thoughts run away.
    March 19th, 2009 at 06:39am
  • kryptonite.

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    MSN & Mibba mostly.
    Homework also if I'm actually excited about it.
    March 19th, 2009 at 12:23pm
  • Salmir Aeon

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    The internet itself
    enough said
    March 19th, 2009 at 01:07pm
  • What's in a name?

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    Life. :XD
    It’s not really a distraction but I cannot very well write when
    I’m hanging out with friends or whatnot and this year it feels like
    when I haven’t been with friends-- No, wait, I have yet to be not busy. xD
    But yeah, what used to distract was TV, books and stories on Mibba.
    March 19th, 2009 at 04:00pm
  • Samantha Michelle

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    A lot of things distract me. Like when I'm in the same room with a TV, I can't help but look at it. When my mind goes blank I look at pictures and get so distracted that I forget what I was writing and where I was hoping to go with it. School distracts me as well. People ask me when I am going to update on of my stories but I don't have an exact answer. Sometimes I just don't have any inspiration. That's another thing that I go out looking for and get distracted by something totally different.
    March 19th, 2009 at 05:28pm
  • Isabella.

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    Everything :XD
    I'm supposed to be updating my newest story, but I am so distracted.
    I am listening to music, talking to people, writing this and stuff :XD
    March 19th, 2009 at 07:04pm
  • Siriano;

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    School. :shifty
    March 19th, 2009 at 10:51pm