How are you balancing your online presence and your writing?
One thing I have learned for certain, it is not easy.
|The most dangerous limits are those in your own head.|
I am currently plagued by the writer hermit syndrome. Hence my recent and abrupt MIA status.
Thankfully, it is as easy as it is difficult to fall off the face of the earth (if you are me). The wide variety of mobile devices and abundant WiFI so readily available, make checking your “online life” much too convenient—and too tempting to check all the time. Did I mention, slightly addictive? And at one point I was considering accidentally dropping my iPhone in the toilet just to escape the compulsions.
Before blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest mobile apps, life seemed so much simpler. And one thing was for certain, it was eating up too much of my writing time. Does this sound familiar? *Sly grin*
So I have gone into a semi-hidden online state. And refocused. My second draft of VIOLET STORM is back from my editor, and it is just what I needed to add some fuel to the writing fire. WHITE AS SNOW is going through a world concept review, thanks to some intriguing questions I received from my writers group (I should have those chapters back up in no time!).
What are you currently working on? And how are you balancing social media and writing?