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I tried to go dark for the whole summer. I failed. So I came back to Twitter and Facebook for the past week with a vengeance. But I have a month to finish my book, and this book is the most important thing I’ve ever written in my entire life and… here we are.

I’m back to drastic measures.

No Twitter. No Facebook. No BlueBoards. No obsessively reading Jezebel. No stalker sightings on Gawker. I may even have to ban blog-reading on my Google Reader. I may even have to keep my words for my novel and avoid blogging here. I may have to put up a tent under my desk at the Writers Room and camp out for the month, who knows!

It’s not that I don’t think I can make this deadline. I know I can. It’s that I want this to be the best writing I could do, my absolute best. I want to put my all into this book… and distractions ruin my all.

Could I finish the book while tweeting and Facebooking and blogging and putting up dancing smileys on the BlueBoards? Of course. But what happens if I focus all that energy? Some magic… maybe. I hope.

So I’m banned! See you in August, or when my book’s done, whichever comes first.

(I hope I follow my own rules this time. If you see me doing anything bad, please tell me to stop.)

How’s your writing going? I hope you’re having a great and productive summer!

5 thoughts on “Banned!

  1. I’ll miss you and I am wishing you good things! There was a chance I’d be out in NYC week after next, but that’s fading, so I’ll have to wish you luck from afar.🙂

    • Oh too bad about NYC! But I do hope to see you someday soon, somewhere…

      I’ll be in touch this month. There’s always email!

  2. Hi from blueboards Jayca! Good luck with tuning out the world for a while…can’t wait to read the end result! I’ll enjoy looking around your blog until you emerge and post again. 🙂

    • Hi, Jayca! Thanks for visiting me here. I’m trying to keep up the motivation and write, write, write. Hope you’re having a good inspiring and relaxing summer so far!

  3. There are so many media outlets to check, update, comment on, etc….sometimes I wonder how anyone gets any actual writing done. I’m on Facebook hiatus myself. Good luck with your deadline!

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