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Aren’t you supposed to be writing right now?

Ernest Mendozza begins his Indies Unlimited post “Essential Apps for Procrastinating Writers” with a paragraph that attracted my attention because I am supposed to be writing right now rather than reading his post and creating a new post of my own to talk about his post. Here’s how he begins:

Someone once said, “Being a good writer is 3% talent 97% not being distracted by the internet.” Ain’t that the truth. Just while writing this introductory paragraph, I’ve checked my email three times, changed the music twice, and went to see when the next episode of Mr. Robot airs. And that’s not counting my Twitter habit.

He offers some advice and an application that just might help.

You know, when we work for somebody else, we’re expected to work during working hours. When we work for ourselves–as writers usually do–it’s easy to justify everything else but the actual work. No wonder nothing is getting done. Check out his post and see what you think.


Malcolm R. Campbell is the author of “Eulalie and Washerwoman,” “Conjure Woman’s Cat,” “At Sea,” “The Sun Singer,” Sarbande,” “Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire” and a batch of Kindle short stories.



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