A computer uses a firewall to protect against virus attacks, so why not create a mental firewall for yourself? Your firewall is one of the most powerful boundaries you can put into place considering the energy, creativity and commitment that goes into everything you write.
How does a writer’s firewall work?
It’s a simple visualization where you put yourself into a glass phone booth and type away, no matter what goes on around you.
Your firewall might be a closed door, a mantra that reminds you of why you write, or a simple, “No, I am working right now and can’t be disturbed. Please help yourself.”
Your firewall will protect you from getting discouraged by that post that doesn’t have any comments or the person who completely disagrees with your ideas or any other hindrance that comes your way.