I found an interesting post about internet distraction written by Colson Whitehead. He states that “the internet is not to blame for your unfinished novel: you are.” We have the choice to close the internet browser and work on our novel.
This is a problem for me as I love reading writing blogs and learning about the ever changing publishing world. Some days I want to work on my novels, but too often I find myself on Facebook or Twitter. It would be fine if I took a quick glance and then closed the window.
Instead I get sucked in by interesting and often educational blog posts and before I realize it, the kids are home from school wanting my attention. Now I’ve lost my precious writing time. When I’m away from my story for too long, my characters demand my attention by keeping me up past my bedtime with scenes I should include…
Do you get enticed with social media too? If so, what do you do about it?