Staying Focused

Eshelle Butler was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago and has a BA in Marketing Communications and Journalism. She also has a background in music. In addition to being an Author, she is also a Poet, Screenwriter, and Blogger. Eshelle is divorced and has one child and currently resides in a small town outside of Chicago Illinois.
Hey there… I almost forgot to write my weekly blog entry today. I am very tired. I didn’t get much sleep last night. As I try to work on the next novel, I have been having a very hard time staying focused on it. Other things keep clouding my mind. Things like what this country is going to be like after Donald Trump takes office? Who else is going to die? Is the end of the world near? Is the shooting going on in my hometown of Chicago’s city streets going to come to my sector? What the future holds for humanity? And will our planet survive all of the chaos? Yes, I know it’s a lot to deal with; but these are just some of the questions that I ask myself on a daily basis. I won’t tell you what the rest of them are because they are just too personal. But I think you kind of get the idea.
I’m not blocked. That much I know. But I have been procrastinating a lot lately. For instance, I tend to allow other things get in the way when I know I should be writing. Then by the time I finally start writing, it’s time to go to bed. Why have I been doing this to myself? It’s like I am losing my desire to write, slowly but surely. Maybe it’s because I’m trying something new with this book. I decided to write it in the first person instead of the third. I’ve never done this before. It’s a lot harder than I thought. It started out sounding very good but then it got difficult. Maybe it’s because I’m using a new writing style that I’ve never tried before and I need to get used to it before it feels