The Writer’s Life?

While this blog hasn’t been getting the attention it deserves, I have been getting a great deal of writing done.

Over at Baeldung I’ve finished four posts in the past two months. There’s a good chance these titles don’t mean anything to you. No worries.

I also finished six posts for HitSubscribe, but only three are live so far. (Yes, the crediting is a little funny for one of these.)

These posts often take a bit of research and planning to put together, but I’ve been able to complete them more quickly of late.

And, because I am not busy enough already, I applied for spot reviewing comics over at Multiversity Comics. So far, I have two mini reviews posted there. (Scroll down for my mini-reviews of Legenderry Red Sonja or Daredevil, respectively.)

Getting this much work done has impacted my schedule, but I can’t overstate the value of dumping Facebook. Dropping over to browse my timeline was a common way to avoid finishing a tough paragraph or solving a difficult edit request. With that option gone, I went through some mild withdrawal and came through it with double my old speed.

Raptitude talks about how dumping social media can help productivity in a new post titled Want More Time? Get Rid of The Easiest Way to Spend It.”  I couldn’t have said it better.

Writing more has also influenced how I think. I’m carrying a journal for the first time in my life. It’s something I’ve resisted for a long time, but it’s helped me with getting my thoughts out onto paper, even if longhand is painful for me. I’ve also set aside my beloved podcasts for reading. In a bizarre manifestation of serendipity, I started A Man in Full the day before Tom Wolfe died. The book made me want to return to fiction.

So I’ve done that too.

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. Wow, you HAVE been busy.

    And you’re right, I have no idea what most of those things mean 🙂

    I’ve been contemplating how to cut social media more out of my life. I only ever joined because I was writing a book. I feel like it has done little to promote my book, but it takes a ton of time.

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