Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Late Tuesday Report!!! - what being without internet did for me...

Hi faithful readers! Usually I write about my writing process on Tuesdays and today will be no different - just much later. And why is that you ask? Because our modem failed a few days ago and we've had no internet. We got the new one mailed to us as Aliant couldn't just swap one out but they did get it to us in one day once they knew. So it has been hooked up about twenty minutes and I've already gone through my email and now am writing this. I just want to give you an idea of what I did because I couldn't:

1. Send out the fourth package (emailed) to an agent.
2. Play frozen bubble.
3. Write blog posts.
4. Play frozen bubble.
5. Send and read emails.
6. Play fb.
7. Go on facebook and wander endlessly in the stacks of a weird virtual library of images and writing.
8. p fb.

And so this is what I did instead:

1. Completeley emptied six bookcases.
2. Got rid of about 300 books.
3. Changed the lay-out of the rec room so it will look spacious and not like a book cave.
4. Added one bookcase to my office and moved another.
5. STARTED REVISION OF THE ROCK WALKER!!!!
6. Read a bunch.
7. Watched dvds of the first season of Game of Thrones as we couldn't finish Little Dorrit as we watch that on Net Flix.
8. Read some more.

I don't know about you but I have to seriously rethink my internet use - this has shown me the light! Trouble is I'm so into the internet thing that it may take something really....erm....I don't know what...to get me to not be such a geekette. I loved working on The Rock Walker. I thought it was going to need a drastic revision but it won't. There's some sequencing problems but I think they're sortable and I'm really enjoying the hell out of it. It's funny and delightful and kind of rude and well - I like it after this really really long break from it. Hope others will too. Later. I'm going to turn this off now and go read before whipping up an omlette for me and the man. The step-dot is at rehearsal. hmmmmm....

7 comments:

Marjorie said...

Amazing what we do when we can't get our internet fix! Perhaps I should give up the internet for a week and see what I get done.

Words A Day said...

you sure get a lot done either way Jan! but getting rid of 300 books...maybe you should try a week on week off with the internet, actually maybe I should!

Taos Sunflower said...

Ah, just as I have long suspected. I now have myself on a diet: one hour in the morning, and then a brief (max. 30 mins) check in the evening. This still sounds like a lot, but it has been a lot worse. Perhaps your breakthrough and sharing this post will spur me on to tighten down a bit more.

Elizabeth Twist said...

I find it *so* hard to limit internet time, but agreed, it is necessary. The toughest part for me is being on the computer but not just popping in to check email or whatever.

I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. You can collect it here.

Clarissa Draper said...

I agree about the internet. When I'm not on the internet, I'm way more productive, especially when writing.

Faith Pray said...

Wahoo, Jan! It sounds like the tightrope between online and offline continues for you as well! If I didn't love connecting with my writer friends online so much, I might swear off the internet, too!

Faith Pray said...

Wahoo, Jan! It sounds like the tightrope between online and offline continues for you as well! If I didn't love connecting with my writer friends online so much, I might swear off the internet, too!