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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Unplugged

I make my living on writing books, so it's funny how much time has been spent not writing. I plan to get back to my roots this weekend and really dig in and get some writing done. That means I'll be unplugging myself from the internet. Probably not completely, because I don't know if I could survive a full 72 hours without tweeting about something.

But I won't be answering emails, checking my Facebook, or blogging. I will be avoiding the internet as much as possible. Starting today, at 5 pm central time, I will be off those things until Monday. I will instead be writing a lot and relaxing a little. And not worrying about anything else.

Everything else can wait until Monday.

32 comments:

  1. Good luck with that :) but you gotta do what you gotta do!

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  2. Yahhhhhhhh (o: You writing = me happy (o:

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  3. I shall join you in this endeavor.

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  4. I think we all need to do that a little bit more!

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  5. Hope the writing just flows! Looking forward to My Blood Approves #5! Have fun!

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  6. I couldn't do it...but may you have a productive unplugged weekend!

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  7. time travels but stays in the same place.

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  8. Good for you! I think networking, and promoting is a serious drain on the joy of writing. I hope you have a wonderful stress free weekend.

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  9. Yippie! Can't wait for more of your books!

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  10. Nice post. I am nowhere near the success you've become, but even at my level the amount of time spent marketing and blogging really eats up the free time I would normally spend just writing.

    It's hard to find that balance. My last editor explained it this way: you should spend 70% of your time writing, 30% of your time marketing. Nickels and dimes will still make a dollar in time.

    Or a million.

    Best of luck and enjoy your weekend off!

    Best,

    Nicholas La Salla
    One More Day: A Modern Ghost Story

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  11. I wish a bountiful of inspiration upon you!!!!

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  12. Good luck with that!!!
    I say that at least 3 times a week and fail miserably each time. But it's now at the point where I WILL have to declare a "Black-out" Day and shut it all down.

    Relax and Happy Writing :-)))

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  13. Great, the writing is most important to all your readers.

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  14. I took my daughter to Borders last weekend but they didn't have any of your books! How can that be? Looking forward to reading you and good luck on your taking a break!

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  15. Between work, family, and everything else it's so hard to find the time to write. I think you have a good idea..and I will do the same. Happy writing.

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  16. Good for you. I'm barely scratching the surface of blogging and supporting the blogs I follow, and I'm spending a ton of time doing just that. Not that it isn't important. It is, but...well, you know. ;)

    Enjoy yourself.

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  17. Good for you! I hope you get a lot of writing done!

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  18. I hope your weekend off helps a lot! You should do this every other weekend!! Then we you will have a lot of happy fans when you say "I just finished ... " Wish you the best of luck with your writing this weekend!

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  19. I love the internet, but after spending so much time on it all week I almost never get on line on the weekend. I certainly don't blog.

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  20. Unless the world has an emergency, then it's good to set down the pen and paper (more likely the keyboard and monitor) and send out your concerns to those being in an area of devastation.

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  21. Good luck! It's amazing how quickly the "marketing" side of the job takes over the writing side. The internet eats up so much of my free time!

    KK

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  22. Can't wait to hear the report on Monday! Have fun writing.

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  23. It's important to disconnect from the internet though it is so addicting. It's a hard balance between marketing and writing. Enjoy your weekend and your writing.

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  25. please continue the my blood approves saga!!!! i love it!

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  26. Good for you. From a fellow Minnesotan - and, can I tell you, you are now officially our Media Darling? - good luck to you! I think what you are doing is GREAT! So keep at it - and from what I've read today, on your blog and in the Strib (Mar 25), it sounds like everything you are doing is awesome. Keep your head level and you will be fine. But. Did you find a house yet?
    Keep on writing, doll.

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  27. Good luck! It's amazing how quickly the "marketing" side of the job takes over the writing side. The internet eats up so much of my free time!

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