by Randy Hammonds
I'm guilty of this myself and most writers don't even think about it. Turn off the TV, radio and your computer when you're writing. This even helps when you are practicing your instrument.
Un-needed Distraction can kill your vibe. I had to learn the hard way. You're sitting there banging your brain and then in that split second you find that one hook or chorus or refrain that makes your song great! Then Frazier and Niles say something funny on the tube and poof it's gone.
Then you'll get frustrated at yourself and wonder where did it go? Then you'll want to kick yourself in the gluteus that sits on top of your shoulders and hope it jars that one brain cell back from the Un-needed Distraction! - Randy Hammonds