I’ve been online so much the last few weeks, peeps, I’ve burned out from it. Consequently, I’m trying a different work pattern: to get necessary communication done before Frank goes to school, and have him disable the modem for me during the day. The result?
- More writing done than average
- Improving mental health and a cleaner home
- Feeling disconnected from the writing community
- 140+ emails that arrived in my inbox in one day
A hundred and forty!!! How is this possible? I can handle it, but I can’t help but wonder what awaits me if/when I’m published.
On the Internet giveth side, besides all your lovely comments and attention for Liz — thank you! I always feel a sense of responsibility to do well by the people I interview — can you tolerate three squees? If only because I need to pass on my appreciation?
1. On Huffington Post, an article filed by Zoe Triska of Writer’s Relief, called Writer Wednesday: How To Write A Killer First Sentence To Open Your Book includes, in her connecting links, my post on Twitterscaping. That was a lovely surprise.
2. Laurie Hutzler, whose website does a wonderful job of analyzing story and crafting an approach to characterization, gave a nice shout-out to Tartitude in a post about Power of Reason characters.
3. Also on the Huffington Post, Kim Michele Richardson, author of Thoughts on Crafting the Unbreakable Child, wrote an article on Crafting the Unbreakable Writer. If you remember, I interviewed Kim in January, and she chose to quote part of that post and link to it.
Kim tells me AOL bought out Huff Po this week and its readership is now 250 million. Can you imagine how her fingers must shake when she hits “enter” for those posts?
Now, I have not managed to find an Internet blocker that is compatible with our browser and which I can program to get me offline for clumps of time, but I want one. How do you manage your online time? Does your self-discipline eclipse mine — admittedly, not difficult to accomplish — or have you evolved coping techniques to increase your productivity?
Tell me, peeps are you hot or are you cold for the Internet?