Over the past few weeks, writing has been a bit of a struggle for me, not because I don’t know what to write, although that was the case for a little while. Now it seems that the amount of time I spend in front of the computer is my problem. See I get easily distracted and sitting for long periods in front of a computer, for me anyway, makes’ me restless. I need to move around, get up, get coffee, or water, food and somewhere between lunch and breakfast I detour to the living and turn on the television. At first, my excuse was to check the weather, but now I sit on the couch and watch episodes of something just to kill time. The funny part is that I am not a big T.V watcher. Since I know that sitting for long “working” is not something that I can tolerate for too long, I have decided to dedicate at least four hours every day to nothing but writing. Should I feel inspired to continue past that period I will, there is no way I will stop just because my time is up. On the flip side, there are days when I can write all day and not feel the need to get out of my chair, but those days are rare. I figure if I give myself a time frame I will be more productive in my writing and still have time for family and a house that lately, despite my best efforts looks neglected.
How many hours a day do you write? Do you find that sometimes sitting in front of your computer writing makes you restless?