I recently bought a laptop with some of our tax refund money. I didn't have a clue it would take so long to transfer all my files over from the old desktop to the laptop. I've got one massive transfer left to make, and then I'll be all done with all the files except my Outlook contacts, and I don't have any way to transfer those that I know of.
This all brings up a valid point. At what point do we stop all the messing around with things that are not writing, that shut down our Muse? Certainly, new computers are worthwhile and take our attention and time, but they should not take preeminence before our Muse.
What have I learned? That my own actions can cause my Muse to be shut away, but not totally silent. That my priority during the day is not transferring files, rather, writing first, then going with the other things the day brings.
Case in point. Today, I am only now getting around to writing my post, when it should have been one of the first things I've done instead of the last. I have yet to get to my new book. Of course, there is research being done for my new book, but I can still write on other projects that are going on. I just haven't.
No more excuses! No more passing the buck. No more playing with the new computer because it's so much fun...before my writing that is. Now is the time for butt-in-chair, fondly nicknamed BIC. How has your BIC been today, this week?