~ WRITING, BLOGGING, READING & TECHNICAL GLITCHES ~
For a writer in this technological age, not having access to a computer makes the day incomplete. Not having access for three days is a travesty.
100 Pages in 7 Days Challenge – I managed 67 out of 100 for the first seven days this month. Respectable and it all went towards gussying up my pretty fairytale mashup from Camp NaNo, so I don’t consider it a loss by any means. 🙂
The Blog – Sunday I’m greeted with a Liebster Award from Julia Stevenson. Monday morning, A Very Inspring Blog Award from Tommia’s Tablet. I’m doubly honored. I need to pre-write my Friday blog post and spend what little time left before then to do the research on fellow bloggers I’d meant to do with the computer I lacked. Made sense, right?
MIDDLE GRADE MAY – Ugh. The twisted relationship I have with the interwebs this week is akin to a lovelorn character on a telenovela. Nonetheless, despite my hectic offline schedule, I’m on Chapter 22 of 54 on Jennifer A. Nielsen’s THE FALSE PRINCE. I quite like it and will get it to it more in my #middlegrademay thread. I’ll fix this week’s post and prep for next week’s line up. I love that I get to increase my reading time with check-ins at Deb Marshall’s blog. She’s also hosting May’s #wipmadness check-ins. So I’m guaranteed triple accountability this month!
Catching up in a major way with my workshops, writing, and all things computerly… yep, that’s a word in my personal dictionary. And with a busy weekend ahead, I hope I can stay afloat. Of course, I’ll give a play-by-play in my weekly review, fingers and toes crossed.
How’s everyone else doing? 🙂
Sometimes I purposely go without my computer a few days just to get writing done. I’ve found it can be a horrible distraction from working… The temptation to open a web browser and do some “research”… (of course, that’s what the big shelves worth of books are for…)
I’m in awe that you can get writing done on the PC. Maybe it wasn’t 100 pages, but you still made a fair dent. It’s all progress.
Agreed. All progress counts. And it’s not easy working on the computer. I try different methods. Sometimes I’m on iA Writer and/or shut down the browser while writing. It’s a chore, especially if I’m doing sprints and need to check in with the hosts, but it’s an extra step removed from “research” hehe Also, I have so many tabs open at a given time, I get annoyed at the extra few seconds it takes to load the browser that I use that as an excuse not to go on the internet. Doesn’t last long though.
Case in point, I should be writing or reading right now and I’m going through the backlog of comment replies that didn’t go through on my blog. I’m going to count the words though. haha It’s all about writing anyway, is it not? 😉