She's a puller, and when I walk her around town, I always think about how much the Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan would be disappointed in me. He would never walk a dog that was pulling him down the street. And how come a seven and a half pound dog can pull me down the street?!
Sometimes I get the impression my writing business is pulling me down the street, too. While I love helping other writers achieve their goals, I miss the excitement of getting up every day and getting something down on the page.
I'm always telling my husband he tries to shove too many things into a 24 hour day, but I am also guilty of that. So I'm going to start taking my own advice, which I think I'll pass onto other writers:
Take yourself out of the world around you long enough to create your own magical place within your writing. Don't try to fit writing into an already busy schedule. Look at your life, take something out of it, and replace it with writing. Use the DVR to record shows to watch later. Don't get on the internet. On the computer, the internet is your biggest distraction. And last but not least, pull up Word or whatever you write in, put your seat in your seat and just write...five minutes, an hour...whatever time you have that day. You'll be surprised how much better you'll feel when you are done. I feel such a sense of accomplishment when I've managed to work on a story something on a day when I didn't think I'd have the chance to do so.
If Ani could speak in a language we all could understand, she would tell you that being a puller is not so bad. After all, sometimes it gets you someplace faster. Give into the pull of your writing. Maybe you'll get some place faster, too.