With my husband home, I'm remembering how well I actually write with distractions. I have so little time to focus, I completely tune out everything around me and just pound out what I have to do.
When my husband shouts out obscenities while playing MW2 (Modern Warfare 2) can break through my wall of silence. I usually end up asking 'do you have to shout that loud?' and I get some reply along the lines of 'that dude just killed me' or something. I'm all for Super Mario Bros. :D He does stop shouting quite so loud for a while after that, so success!
Then there are the times I'm plagued with headaches because me and my forgetful self forgot to take my allergy medicine on time. The only one that seems to work is one I have to take every 4 hours. Bubble house anyone?
Original Ivory words gone over (since Jan. 5th): 2,436
I am using 'it' way too much today. Not necessarily here, but in my revisions. Rather annoying.
And I just found another spot where there is a missing scene. During my first read through, instead of fixing the gap, I just made a note to fix it later. Not doing that next time around. Way more aggravation than it's worth right now. I just want this done. So. I'm going to bed and am going to look at it with fresh eyes in the morning and hopefully I'll not hate the idea of sitting down to work on it.
(The intense dislike of working on Ivory literally spawned in the last 15 minutes.)
What's your greatest distraction from writing? Any tips on how you avoid or overcome distractions?