Very productive weekend on the super secret project. In and around 10k words written, which combined with some previous chicken scratch puts me approximately 15% into my target book length (and based on my outline sketch, that looks about right). It’s been quite a while since I was able to lay down some uninterrupted word count, and the main reason for this is my propensity to get sidetracked. I mean…ooh, squirrel!
I made a conscious decision to NOT go on Twitter from the first seconds at the keyboard Saturday morning, until the first seconds this morning. I sent a tweet Saturday morning:
I think I’ll declare today #SilentSaturday (for me at least). Stepping away from my beloved Twitter and getting some actual *WRITING* done
And another Sunday*:
Yesterday’s no-Twitter #SilentSaturday worked out so well (over 6k written), I’m doing follow up:#SilentSunday. Bye Twitter, see you Monday
*Observant readers may point out that sending a tweet Sunday morning means I used Twitter during that 48 hour span, but I’m not counting that. And since this is my blog, nyah nyah nyah.
Twitter has been a godsend for relationships, help, support, and marketing. But it’s also been a time-suck at many points. I find myself typing a few lines in my WIP, sitting back to think about what comes next, and clicking over to Twitter. Big mistake. Putting it aside for two full days worked out better than I expected. And I didn’t even use my Sunday to its full potential (some family obligations).
Will I give up Twitter, the way I have Facebook? Probably not. That being said, I will most certainly do some non-Twitter days – well worth it.
Have you ever turned your back on Twitter? Could you?