Thursday, March 01, 2012

An evening off

I'm meeting some friends to write tonight, but I won't be taking my laptop. I make no claims of advanced mental trickery or Luddite sympathies. I just need a break from the internet.

I've been going overboard reloading my email and the duotrope submissions tracker. It accomplishes nothing except to make me worry and I should be writing new things, not dwelling on stuff I have no control over.

Easier said than done.

I'm always amazed by how the brain can hold such conflicting ideas at the same time and not self-destruct, ideas such as: obsessing over submissions reduces productivity, I need to write more, and OH HEY, LET'S CHECK EMAIL AGAIN IT'S BEEN FIVE SECONDS.

Hello, paper journal!


Elizabeth Twist said...

Word. I should be making myself a snack right now. Instead, I am online. Glad to be reading your blog, sad to be online.

Folly Blaine said...


I turn off wi-fi on my laptop every day for 3 hours and yet I still find ways to cheat. Why is it so difficult to resist the siren call of the internet?