The writer’s life in 2011 requires a web presence – most of us accept that as a given. But, I’ve written before of the Dreaded Web-sucker (left). Perhaps you remember Jonathan Franzen’s writing space and requirement of writing on a computer sans web hook up? If you’ve forgotten, see Jeffrey Ricker’s blog post. When I am in writing mode, I don’t open my computer’s web browser. Period. I can’t write and create with the world wide web open at my fingertips. It’s too distracting for me. I lose writing time if I forget and open that browser. Simple as that. There are times for online browsing, reading and communicating, but when I’m hanging with my characters, creating their worlds, the webbified world is not invited.
In a great post, Victoria Mixon writes about 9 Ways to Find the Time to Write –
number one on her list?
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It’s not rocket science people. If you’re feeling you’re not concentrating and focused when you’re writing, have you logged off???? Don’t let the web keep you from your stories. Use the web to share and promote your stories, not to hide from them. That’s called procrastination, people. Let’s not go there.