Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Distractions...

There's often a lot of talk in writing circles about minimizing distractions. Turning off the internet, or blocking certain sites, or...

...so what do you do when its the research you're doing for an article that distracts you. Earlier today, a 400 word article about cruise ship liability turned into about an hour reading up on fascinating intricacies of maritime law as it applies to cruise ship passengers. And then I was trying to write about invasive species and came across...this:

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jmogerman/asian_carp_have_spawned_water.html

How the heck do you minimize distractions when it's stuff directly related to what you're writing? (continues to studiously avoid a site on Regency society somebody linked on G+ earlier).

Yeah. Mini-rant. But, seriously...I lose.