by Cheri Chesley
I missed last week's post because I had no internet. Though I did consider getting down to the library and accessing internet that way, I have been turned away before because of sheer numbers, and with my day to day house/kids/babysitting/homeschool schedule, it's not that easy.
But I didn't waste my week. Without internet, I found it much easier to work on my story, finishing the second draft of my novel. Finally. Three months beyond my scheduled completion date, but I'm done. Sigh.
Now I have to go through it and add the little details that I missed. Don't worry, I took copious notes. :) I love having the sticky note option on my desktop. Every time I turn on the computer, I'm reminded of the things I need to still do.
The fun of not having internet is that I get much more done. I was so productive, in fact, my husband suggested we simply turn off the internet entirely. Don't worry--I laughed at him.
How would I network? How would I keep in touch with all my writer friends? How would I get that wonderful inspiration to keep going without sharing my joys, and sorrows, with them? And then there's the blogging, and the website, and . . . . Yes, internet is here to stay. But at least I'm learning about my own scheduling weaknesses. :)
In short, I'm glad to be back. The break was nice, but it's nice to be connected again.