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You May Not Want to Hear This

Courtney, I know I’m still “on notice.” You may want to plug your ears…

This week without Twitter has been a MAJOR SUCCESS so far!

Suzanne Young FINISHED HER BOOK TODAY! In awe, Suz, in awe!

I… okay, I didn’t finish a book. Not even close. But I wrote an entire chapter. In one day. (Side note: I am not a fast writer; I am rarely, if ever, able to write that much in one sitting.) (Side note to first side note: I will go back to the chapter and line-edit, rewrite, and play around freely tomorrow, but that still doesn’t change the fact that the base words of an entire chapter exist where before there weren’t any, and it happened in just one day!) (Side note to all future side notes: My thumb hurts from constantly smacking the space bar. Writing takes not just discipline, inspiration, tenacity, confidence, and at least some smidge of talent; it also takes strong thumbs.)

One problem with all this inspired writing is that I am *very behind* with a bunch of things that needed to be done this week… can’t blame Twitter for that though.

So you all know: Of course I’m going back on Twitter and Facebook as soon as I wake up on November 8.  But I want to change the way I use these sites. I want to have balance, to be focused when I’m writing and not click back and forth. I don’t want to annoy all my “friends” by blasting inane updates just because I can. There must be a way to have an online existence and be a writer who reaches her deadlines. There must.

I’m going to go sit on the couch and rest my thumb. It seriously really hurts.

7 thoughts on “You May Not Want to Hear This

  1. While you were typing away at your novel to the extent that you have made your thumb sore…I discovered how to properly express my dogs’ anal sacs. Oh, and I tweeted about it, too.😉

  2. Yay for Suz! Yay for writing a chapter, Nova.❤ Nova, I got to 30k!!!!!! Thats my big news. Victoria is doing okay, too, I think.🙂 I do miss Twitter a lot (its how I get my publishing information; I think I may need to subscribe to PM!). We have three days until we reunite though–Twitter and I… I mean you and I can reunite also🙂

    – Rachel Simon

  3. Yay for your burst of writing, Nova!! I’m proud of you!

    But…um…I’ll be happy to see you back on Twitter at least a *little* bit.🙂

    (and yes, I HAVE to turn Twitter off when I’m writing. It just doesn’t work to have it on at the same time and click back and forth.)

  4. See, my problem is the most I use twitter is when I’m supposed to be writing!!! There was no way I’d have finished this book in time without the break.

    At the same time, I can’t wait to go back to the party!!!!!!

    (And woo hoo, Nova and Rachel on the writing!)

  5. La la la la la I can’t hear you.

    But seriously, there is nothing wrong about wanting a balance. I hear that can be pretty healthy. 😉 I am THRILLED with the progress you are making as a friend (& fan!!!). Rock on, Nova!!! *\o/*

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