— excerpt from a way too personal short story
The world is very good at distracting us. Much of the ingenuity of our remarkable species goes towards finding new ways to distract ourselves from things that really matter. The internet—it’s lethal, isn’t it? Maintaining focus is critical, I think, in the presence of endless distraction. You’ve only got time to be a halfway decent parent, plus one other thing.
For me, that one other thing is: I’ve got to be writing. I have a few ways to make sure I can carve out time.
Part one: Neglect everything else.
Part two: Get disciplined. Learn to rush to your laptop and open it up. Open the file without asking yourself if you’re in the mood, without thinking about anything else. Just open the file: and then you’re safe. Once the words are on the screen, that becomes your distraction.
Of course, it’s not distraction—it’s work, and it’s wonderful when it goes well. I’m sure other, more disciplined people can do it without needing to rush, but I have to. The moment you think okay, it’s work time, and face down the words, you rush past all the other things asking for your attention."
fall issue. october 2014. <3
nice ! thats me ! im up there! in the cosmos ! livin the dream !
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Got this advice from a friend yesterday & it made my heart high-five itself.
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horizontal-stripes said: i watched your film and i loved it!! there was so much behind it, i usually don't have an attention span for videos longer than 30 seconds but i wanted to see how it would play out, you're really good!!
hey thank you so much stranger!