IWSG: More Writing, Less Internet

This is my IWSG post for June. The Insecure Writer’s Support Group posts every first Wednesday of the month, airing our writing insecurities to the world. Founded by Alex J. Cavanagh, our co-hosts for June are: Murees Dupe, Alexia Chamberlynn, Chemist Ken, and Heather Gardner! 

I have been unusually balanced with the writing of the current project draft I’m working on. I don’t know if it’s the project itself or a new maturation on the writing scale, but I’m not gnashing my teeth over the actual writing.

I am writing, deciding I like or hate something, then deleting it if I don’t like it and writing something else in its place. I’ve had only one minor qualm about a transition and in general, feel much less inclined to complain or share a ton about the writing process this time around.

…Which might be why a writing buddy was like, “I have no idea what you’re doing exactly.”

Hee.

But this relatively peaceful writing time has also left me not wanting to look at social media or read very many articles or other writing-related blogs on the Interwebs as much. I’m of the Social Media generation–I was 18 when Facebook started and joined it that first year–but good lord, there’s so much Stuff on the Internet these days that I’m easily distracted and overstimulated…and frankly, a bit irritated from time to time because doesn’t click-bait just have a way of getting under your skin from time to time?

I think, for several years now, I’ve spent a lot of time reading random things on writing, reading linked articles on Twitter, and learning about writing. Which is fantastic. Which is what every aspiring author should do to educate themselves. But at some point, you have to synthesize all that with your own beat with your own drummer and write.

And that is what I’m doing. With a minimum of fuss this time around…but an abundance of allergies.

Achoo! Snort. Snuffle. Cough.

Best,

Sunflower

And this is where I should mention that Pearl is on a Kindle Countdown Deal for a few days. I think it’s still 99 cents, so do check it out if novella-length, late eighteenth century historical fiction might be your thing!

25 thoughts on “IWSG: More Writing, Less Internet

  1. I've recently learned of this \”click bait\” and like, really. Really. So annoying. Speaking of distractions, I'm all kinds of distracted lately, but still moving forward so I guess it's okay. Lol! Freaking internet. :PI'm so glad this story is going well and that you're not letting allergies get in your way!! Boo allergies.

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  2. I can find the internet so distracting and can find myself spending a lot of time reading blogs and articles about writing rather than working on my own writing. I'll need to find a better balance. Glad you're having a wonderfully peaceful writing time just now.

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  3. The internet distracting??? Hah! I wrote about the \”pains\” of research on Paranormal Romantics a couple of weeks ago. So easy to get sucked into clicking on links. Glad your writing is going well. Best wishes.

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  4. I mean, really. I can write overly provocative headlines, too. I can expound on opinions on social media that nobody else would care about…but what would be the point?I'm minimally distracted because Victoria is with her friend and she's being coaxed out of her depression, which is great, but I'm still not used to her being even sort-of happy, so…Allergies suck. Allergy-induced asthma sucks even more.

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  5. Oh, I'm still a scatterbrain with the Internet on, but I'm more conscious of being in StoryLand when it's StoryLand time. I'm just shying away from Stuff On the Interwebs in the meantime.

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  6. Well, the research rabbit hole is another story lol! There was a code for the widget on Goodreads. I think it's under Explore…Goodreads is down right now, but when it's back up, I'll look for it.

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  7. You're in a great place, by the sounds of it. So enjoy it to the fullest! I'm not going to get much done the next months probably, but that's okay. Life is ever changing.

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  8. Good for you on finding peace this time around. It's a great thing and it sounds like you found your groove with this current project. 🙂 I'm not there yet (as noted in my post this month LOL) but I do hope to reach that status some day. Happy writing.

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  9. Congrats on finding that balance! I'm still working on it. There are so many social media outlets. I'm only on a few of them and I still spend too much time there. Got to get back to writing. Hope your allergies ease up soon!

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