FINALLY FRIDAY: storm watch…continued

Holy thunder and lightning, Bookgirls, that was a storm!

My back yard after the last powerful storm passed through.

I usually write my blogs ahead of time, but I just got my WiFi back after two days of no connection. Since I live in the country, I signed up for a satellite service  to provide access to the world at large. Well, that’s a slight overstatement since the “service” is so lousy, but regardless of the lack of speed, most days I do have access. But for the past two days, the modem’s power light came on but no one was home, if you know what I mean. The so-called brains of the outfit wouldn’t wake up. And when I tried to go online, I’d get dire warnings about not having a secure server.

I checked my roof to see if the dish was still attached. Yup. Was it still facing in the right direction? I couldn’t say, but since another couple of waves of storms were predicted, I decided to leave the unit unplugged and focus on writing.

And…um…wow. I wrote three complete chapters and I learned a whole bunch of interesting stuff about my characters. I guess what they say about connectivity decreasing productivity is right. (I’m trying to look surprised here, but it’s no shock. I’m as big a sucker for a cute puppy meme as anyone, and heart-tugging videos tug me right down the rabbit hole.)

So, here’s my dilemma: all the lights on my modem are twinkling brightly. Obviously, I’ve decided to start my day online–I’m writing this in WordPress, but what now?

Decisions, decisions.

How do you avoid the temptation of checking email and social media when you have other more important things to do?

Seriously. Help. 😉


Internet Junkie Juicing For A Fix 😉


2 thoughts on “FINALLY FRIDAY: storm watch…continued”

    • I try. In fact, I’ve started turning the wifi off at night and not turning it back on until I’m done with the writing. It’s all about discipline–and sometimes that’s easier said than done. Sigh.


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