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Internet Breaks. They’re So Very. ROW80 Update

My Goal: 1 hour, but minimum 30min of writing fiction during workdays and 2 hours any day I’m not working.

I’m still working the kinks out of my internet breaking, but the breaks I had were glorious.  Writing was done, progress made.  I again didn’t keep track of how long I wrote, but it was a few more pages I didn’t have last we met.  I also worked on my blogging and I’ve got this week all set.  I plan on getting next week written before the next update.  This may require me to write myself a list like 365 days.

The best method was to do my writing before going online.  I slipped one day and those damn links sucked me and my day away, but in between I did some work on tweetdeck to make it easier to keep up with what’s happening on twitter.

So that’s it.  And in the spirit on inspiration, some blogs and other stuff I highly recommend.

Claire Legrand channeled her boobs into some serious motivation to be the best writers we can be.  Braving the Plunging Neckline or the Importance of Raising the Stakes.

Kait Nolan’s been on fire this week with her blogging and this one, End The Ignorance, was a great way to end the week.  It’s a call to stop the nonsense over an indie’s worth in the publishing world, but there’s also a distinction she makes between professionals (Those pursuing a writing career seriously and putting in the work.) and everyone else.  No matter your publishing path, it’s something we can and should get behind.

In twitter news, Judgmental Dog, the canine from Rebecca J Fleming’s blog has decided he’s ready to judge the rest of the world’s writing.  A must follow.

And finally, some of you may have heard of Susan Bischoff’s internet unplug.  We don’t know when she’ll be back, but if you’ve got a minute, why not send some love to her twitter stream so she has some sweetness to come back to.

Your linky.

Info Stuff- Follow my ROW80 progress every Wednesday and Sunday and for the month of February, Tuesdays and Thursdays will be devoted to my Love series.  Eight loves that have shaped me into the writer I am.

20 comments on “Internet Breaks. They’re So Very. ROW80 Update

  1. congrats on the new pages, my progress is akin to baby steps at the moment but we’re still moving forward.

  2. Well done on the new pages. The internet is very distracting, I plan to disconnect myself for the rest of today so I can rescue all the work I lost.

  3. The internet is a killer for me and writing as well – I really need to get more disciplined about turning it off (or writing before I start browsing). One day!

  4. A method that works for me is that I only tweet from my phone – only about every two hours or so. Also I only FB and visit other sites at night after I’ve finished writing. I know I miss a lot and hope y’all forgive me. If I don’t put limits on myself, I’ll never finish my book.

  5. Keep enjoying those breaks. I don’t know if you read Camille Laguire’s blog but she had a post recently-ish about what you can accomplish in half an hour that kinda made me feel better about not having much time lately – and it put into perspective how much work those little bits of internet time eat up.

    • I always think about how much work I get done on a daily basis for my day job and keep telling myself it’s not so much harder to transfer that to writing. I’ll check out Camille’s blog, thanks!

  6. Yes, unplugging is my goal for this week…at least unplugging SOONER! LOL.

    Hang in there…

    Here’s my ROW 80 CHECK-IN

  7. I think I spend more time on the internet (twitter, blog, etc.) than I do on my writing! So distracting. Perhaps I should take a page from you and the other comments on your post and writer first, network later!

  8. networking did start to impinge so have to be very stern with myself – early am and just before I go to bed – if I am to finish book and have time to rewrite/edit I must stop chatting! I might try some work on organizing twitter – follow your example

    • If you don’t have tweetdeck, I highly suggest you download it. It’s free and it’s got a nifty column feature so you can display lists, hashtag streams or individual followers all in one window. Makes it easier to keep up without robbing you of your day.

  9. Ah, the siren song of the internet… I try to do that too, especially on the weekends when I have whole days to get writing and editing done. Don’t always succeed 😦

  10. Hope unplugging and the list has helped. Love TweetDeck! Keeps me from staying online too long. 🙂

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