Screenplay 101 / Morgan Publishing
I was so glad that I discovered I am not the only person who has been going through a rough time when it comes to slogging through my manuscript.
Lately, when I’ve been trying to get myself motivated, I find a thousand and one excuses as to why I don’t need to get going right away. Hell, last night, rather than sit down and work on my project, I found myself listening to the little voice in my head that said,
“Hey, guess what? I think the computer’s running really slow. You know what you should totally do? You should go ahead and reinstall Windows 8 and get rid of any crap programs that are on there. Yeah, that’s an awesome idea, isn’t it, Tom?”
So, rather than write, I went ahead and reinstalled Windows 8.
That little voice in my head?
I’m convinced it’s a demon — sent by the Dark Lord of Writers to make sure that I don’t get any further on my novel.
Therefore, when I read Brea Brown’s blog today, I was ecstatic to discover that she’s been hit, too. You know the saying about misery loving company, right? Well, I’ve got news for you — miserable writers really, really like having company.
But, I also discovered that I found a way to trick that little voice in my head.
See, I went ahead and reinstalled Windows 8, right?
I also reinstalled Microsoft Word 2013 and Scrivener for Windows.
No games. No music. Nothing but my writing programs.
Now, when I open up my laptop, the only thing that I know that I’m going to be doing is writing.
I’m not quite sure how well this is going to work out, so I’ll keep you posted.
In the meantime, I’ve got a novel that I need to get back to.
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