Many writers procrastinate. You know you're supposed to be writing, but instead you stare at the computer screen.
Then, you get sidetracked.
You remember that it's your best friend's birthday in a month, so maybe you should scout eBay for a gift. What did she say last week? She said she wanted... Not to worry, you'll browse eBay until you remember.
An hour later, you've made three bids on eBay, but you haven't done any writing.
Maybe you'll be inspired tomorrow...
That's the way the writing life goes, sometimes.
If you're a born procrastinator, consider getting to know and love a voice recognition program. I "talk" all my ebooks.
Here's an excerpt about writing by talking, from my latest ebook, Words into Cash: Write and Sell Your Ebook in Just 8 Hours.
Many people find writing a real challenge.
Oddly enough, this includes many writers. Their mind goes blank when they sit in front of the computer screen.
If you’re in this group, here’s my advice to you. Investigate voice recognition programs.
The big benefit of these programs is that they save you a lot of time. You can create text at least three times faster than you can by typing, depending of course on how fast a typist you are.
Eliminate your fear of the blank page
There’s another big benefit of voice-recognition programs: they eliminate the fear of the blank page.
Talking is much more fun than typing, and especially in your first draft, the more relaxed and loose you are the better. Invariably, you're more relaxed when you're speaking, then you are when you're writing.
Voice recognition programs are easy to use. You’ve already come into contact with them many times. For example, whenever you call a large company, you work your way through their phone menu system using their voice-recognition program.
I don't use my VR program for all my writing, but I do use it to complete ebooks and other long projects. It stops me procrastinating.