Okay, you get the point! Yes! I've become an on-line junkie!
Recently, trying to put myself out into the 'electronic' world to network among other writers and people in our industry has tied another small knot in my rope of time. I've found my rope has more and more knots in the 24 hours of length as I add another task to my day. Finding time to sit and work on my novels is less and less. A few months ago I was writing in my novel every chance I got and I need to find that energy again.
With the summer months though I have less desire to sit at a keyboard. I need to move about. But what to do with my writing? Here is what I think I need to do:
- Sit down early in the morning and pump out at least 1,000 words.
- When I stop for a brief moment of coffee or that next glass of water (I've been trying for six glasses a day) try and get 500 words. Even if I only get a chance to do so with 3 glasses of water it's still an extra 1500 words + the 1,000 already=2,500. Not too shabby for a day.
- Go over notes in my head (for characters, plot, G/M/C, etc.) when I'm power walking outside or on my treadmill.
- Limit my on-line time to a hour a day.(Facebook, Twitter, Blogs I follow, etc.)
- Only check emails once a day. (Mid-day so any blogs I need to catch in my on-line time, I can.)
- Blog on my sites twice a month (but check daily for any comments to respond to).