May 24, 2007

Stop Surfing And Write!

Oh, sorry. That was for me...and you, if you need the prod.

Do you find yourself playing on the internet instead of using it as the tool it was intended to be?

Maybe you need:

We all need a little help from time to time.

Yesterday, I went to a little local cafe for lunch. I keep a small notebook in my purse at all times--you never know when you might have an inspiration and a few minutes of waiting time. I took out my notebook and wrote about four pages. Now we're talking 4X6" pages but still, there were no emails to answer or other distractions the internet can bring.

The internet is a wonderful tool, don't get me wrong. I use it almost daily. But sometimes it gets in the way of the purpose in which I bought a laptop to begin with.

I have taken my laptop to cafes and wrote before, but now you can get WIFI at many of them and you still have the distraction. Even McDonalds and Burger King have WIFI now.

The library used to be a good place to go. I had access to research material, in the form of books, so I didn't have to use the internet. But now they have WIFI too.

The best way I've found to get away from it is to go back to the dark ages of pen/pencil and paper.

Imagine that. :o)