If it’s not my computer, then it might be my dad wanting to share some tidbit of news, or my daughter needing guidance, or the dogs barking at a strange car pulling up our long drive, or the phone ringing. Notice it’s not the dirty dishes, or laundry or television that gets me. I’m not consciously avoiding sitting down to write. I really do want to be writing.
So, the best thing for me to do is pack up my laptop and head to a place where I can set up and write among other people who have laptops (so I don’t stick out in the crowd). Usually a place that has wi-fi works well, and I buy a coffee or soda and get to work. Then I can become anonymous and write for a few hours without the interruptions I find at home.
How do you handle distractions and interruptions with your own writing?