In general I am pretty good about keeping to my writing routine. It takes a lot of discipline but I do my best to block everything else out in the evening (or whatever time I have) and just write. But sometimes there are things that put a significant stop to writing. Like Ginormous Life Changes. I have one of those.
We’re moving. Back west to Salt Lake City. In one week.
This was a very unexpected change for us. I’m not going to go into all the personal details of why we’re making this change but I will say I’m certain it’s for the best. Still, it’s a lot of change and it is consuming my brain! Selling our house, finding a new one, registering kids for school, movers, goodbyes, and just wondering what my life will be like back there. And I’m mourning the loss of Chicago. I love this city, my neighborhood, and my friends.
Even though I’m in a sea of change I would really like to be able to continue working on my latest story. I really don’t want to lose momentum, but I’m afraid I’m not in the right frame of mind. It’s difficult to focus!
So give me your advice please! How do you focus on your work when there are BIG distractions outside of it? How much do you let go? How much do you force yourself to get in gear? Somebody throw me a bone!