The Evil Time Suck(s)

March 15, 2011

Yesterday, full on my high to get this darn MS edited, I did not allow myself to indulge in any time sucks expect 2 minutes at lunch...

That meant:
1. No twitter.
2. No Facebook.  (Easy to ignore.  I mean seriously, who does Facebook anymore.)
2. No blog comments replied to. (Wrote Monday's blog last week.)
3. No blog comments written to other blogs.
4. No checking of email.  (Which in the past was hard because my iPod touch dinged every time I got a new mail.  Figured out how to turn that nifty little feature off.)
5. No phone calls.
6. No idle research on parts of my story.

And guess what, no one died unable to get a hold of me and I edited five chapters.  Yeah, I don't want to hear how diciplined you other people are with that crap.  Some days I'm pretty good about it but lately, when the editing gets tough, I get distracted.

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  1. I know how you feel. I managed to go several hours without checking emails or reading blogs... but, I had to be away from the computer to edit my work. I'm very bad. I love to procrastinate with all the online stuff (usually resulting in not much getting done).

  2. I get distracted too. I need to turn everything off more often!

  3. Disconnecting can certainly help with focus. I wish I could actually manage to do it more often.

  4. The HORROR! I just realized I never responded to you guys' awesome comments! Shame on me. Bad blog host.

    Cheree - I edit on the computer but I have been known to disconnect my wifi so I would not be tempted.

    Ghenet and Sarah - I'm trying to get in this habit more often too. This book isn't going to publish itself.


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