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Have you ever try to focus on drawing/writing something but ended up being distracted?

Discussion in 'Creative Zone' started by Sonic Ramon, Sep 23, 2017.

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What would you do if you were able to buff Unown?

  1. Improve its base stats.

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  5. All of the above except for an evolution.

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  6. All of the above except for an mega.

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  1. Sonic Ramon

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    That's how I'm feeling right now with my story. Heck, I've been dealing with this type of issue since the day I created my current fanfic. I try telling myself to focus on drafting/plotting the chapters but I always ended up being distracted by other things so easily. It can get annoying at times, tbh. Especially when you really, really want to work on it but your brain is saying no. xD

    But anyway, has this ever happen to you guys?
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  2. SnowboundBecca

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    Oh gosh, all the time. Whenever I try to start or finish a drawing, something in the back of my mind goes: "This is getting stale, go play video games. You still gotta finish that post game dungeon and be the best like no one ever was." Among other excuses to play and not work. :P
     
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    Pretty much every day. -_-
     
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  4. Sonic Ramon

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    RIIIIIP
     
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    All the time. Mostly because I don't like the idea of sitting still for hours at a time just doing the same thing. I need variety, man!
     
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    All the time. Like the entire rest of Earth's population.
     
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    Constantly! Constantly!!
    I'm trying to work on not getting distracted.... but I get distracted from working on that.
     
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    All the time unfortunately. I'll usually be working on something, and then start an entirely new drawing that I'll most likely never finish as well.

    @ my favorite characters: stop distracting me because youre so beautiful and amazing
     
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  9. UnstoppableGamer

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    Waaaaay to often. My sketchbook is filled with drawings I either gave up on or completely forgot about.
     
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    No for me cause I usually lock myself up and not get distracted.
     
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    This happens all the time for me too. Often, I don't want to sit down and write and I have to think about words. My brain doesn't do words right. However, once I get started, its hard for me to stop.
     
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    It happens to everybody, yeah, but I think I found a way around it. Two things are needed:

    1: Distraction from the distraction. Don't have other things to do in your (physical or digital) workspace, and maybe even actively block them out. Since I've been writing again in the past few weeks, I've been using a fullscreen word processor called FocusWriter (configured to be pale blue text over black background), wordless music or even straight gray noise over my speakers, and bland food and drink to keep me satiated (rice and water, anyone?). No sensory distractions, just me and my words.

    2: Actually wanting to create. Do you really want to write that story or sketch that art? Really, in your mind and in your heart and in your soul? If it's something that you actually want to do, it will be a whole lot easier to do it. Don't do it just because you feel like you have to because you're an artist/writer/creator, because that's a stupid reason. At that point, it's a job, not a passion, except it's worse than a job because you're not even getting paid for it (not that money is a good reason to make art anyway). Re-evaluate your desire to create this thing. If you don't want it, don't do it. It's harsh, but dropping a burden you didn't know you had is such a rejuvenating feeling.

    Once I block out the things I don't need and drop the things I don't want, creation becomes a lot easier.
     
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    I will put it simply: If I get up from a drawing/signature/writing/whatever to go do something else, and the thing isn't finished, it will never get finished. The exception is if I just step back to get myself a snack or a drink of water, then come right back.

    I tend to have a lot of things go through my mind at once, and thus new things will push old thoughts out to make room. (Sometimes my brain will move so fast, I'll actually need to sit down for a bit so I can slow down to a normal pace.) Therefore, I need to make sure said old thought is actually finished before it gets pushed out. I know my weak points there, so if I'm doing something creative, I set aside and devote the block of time solely for finishing that, rather than doing anything else. (This involves closing out all other distractions. Skype, Discord, LV, doesn't matter - I need to get this finished or it doesn't get done.)
     
  14. Tepig

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    *me one second*
    I feel creative! Lets work on my Fanfic or try to get better at sketching!
    *literally one minute later*
    Yeah lets play some games instead.

    That and Writer's Block is what's keeping me from adding my next chapter to my Fanfic.
     
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    This happens to me waaaaay too much. I sometimes have bouts of undivided concentration where I can write or draw for hours, but it's more common that I get distracted by something small and waste the next hour or so doing something completely different.
     
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    That is me whenever I pick up the pencil to draw. I just can't always get the ideas flowing and then I end up watching every video from a youtuber
     
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  17. Sonic Ramon

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    I'll surely take this advice into consideration. Thanks for telling me or anyone that's reading your post this! ^~^
     
  18. BraviaryScout

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    Sure! It happens to me plenty of times! After all, it is the glorious football season!

    Probably why it's taking me so long to finish it.

    Anyway, if you find yourself in writer's/artist's block, it may be best to step away from the computer or whatever to clear your mind and or look for inspiration. But it's really like what @Zero Sifr says; if you find that you're forcing yourself to create/write/draw, then it becomes a chore instead of a hobby. You'll work yourself to exhaustion if it's anything short of your job.

    Sometimes being creative takes time and doesn't happen overnight. I would also advise against something like: Don't give up and all. I know it sounds counterproductive and I am by no means a quitter, but persisting at a point where you have zero inspiration to create something will end up making things worse.
     
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  19. Knightmare

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    My life in a nutshell -.- I get distracted way too often in other activities as I am drawing/writing that I end up never finishing it or finishing it days or weeks later, which is terrible.
     
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  20. Gwoomy

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    I never finish what I start T_T
    And when I do, it takes way too long...
     
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