Too Much Social Media Time

Okay, I confess. I spend way too much time on social media checking email, checking Twitter and Facebook feeds and such instead of writing. This is frustrating. I rise early with thoughts of churning out another thousand words dancing through my head only instead to sit catching up on what I missed while sleeping. I know there are programs out there that would allow me to turn off social media while I write. I just can’t bring myself to use them. Besides, I’m writing now by creating this much needed post for my blog. This isn’t what I had in mind. And so the excuses run rampent in my head. I need social media time. Answering emails and writing blog post is my way of warming up to get writing. Uh huh. Tell me another one. I think doing these things is yet another form of procrastination so I don’t have to face my waning muse. So I don’t have to know that I ain’t got it no more. Bottom line. I’m afraid that I’ve written myself into a corner with my contemporary inspirational and have not done enough research for the historical inspirational. All of which is true. So how do I go from here, point “A”, to point “B”? Get to writing even if it is bad and will need to be reshaped later. Easier thought than done.

Published by Greta

I am a writer of inspirational romance novels.

One thought on “Too Much Social Media Time

  1. Greta, I do the same thing! I’ve found that I have to shut these things down completely so I don’t hear the notification bells so that I’ll stop acting like Pavlov’s dog. Setting a timer helps, too. (If I write for an hour, I can have a 10-15 minute break online.) As to the bad writing, I’m there as well. I’m just doing it, no matter how bad, because once I have something on paper, I can go later go back and edit. My goal right now is to just get to the end no matter how awful it becomes. It’s how I got Grendel’s Mother finished. 🙂 Heck, it’s how I’ve gotten every book I’ve published finished. It works.

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