Tagged: writing

On & Off

On & Off

Last week’s little anti-social media experiment worked.  I generated a few healthy, dense pages.  So new rules @ Chez Diana:  On days I wear my instructor hat, yes — go, social media!  Make contact!  Tweet!  Blog!  Facebook!  LJ! On days I wear my writer hat…  GONE FISHING. Now where did I put my tackle box. Cya Sunday night.

Just How Many Hours Can You Go W/O Social Media?

Just How Many Hours Can You Go W/O Social Media?

Don’t get me wrong — I love Live Journal.  I love Facebook.  Twitter makes me giggle.   But my gods, talk about a time sucking setup… So begins today’s grand experiment.  It’s 1:42pm, all my work and social obligations are fulfilled for the moment so it’s time to “get to” with the writing.  Let’s see how long I last…

Not productive and yet…

Not productive and yet…

13 hours and 2k words later, I’ve tumbled into bed. It’s been a day of enthused writing spurts mixed with equal quantities of dragging my brain, and my fingers on the keyboard, through mud. I gave up for the night, unable to break through the wall hiding what I’ve been searching for since starting development on this piece: the theme…...

Index Cards: A Many Splendored Thing

Index Cards: A Many Splendored Thing

Critiques, grading papers, political wonkery, phone calls (morning, noon and night), a zoo of animals all demanding my attention… Welcome to my life as of late.  Plus I’m deep in the outlining phase for a novel. When such insanity ensues (and when doesn’t it?), nothing works better for plotting out all of a story’s highs and lows, character arcs and...