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01 September 2014 @ 04:10 pm
media blackout  

I am…desperately behind on writing. This summer–since mid-April–has been…very bad, for writing, and the two projects I hoped to have completed by now are…not. :/ Which means that with 4 months left in the year I also have 4 major projects I want finished or significantly dented, which is…unlikely. I mean, like two of those books are half-written; two are not written at all. I also have three short stories and some copy edits to do, the sooner the better.

I am therefore declaring a media blackout in September. Unless I’ve written 2K that day I don’t get to watch any television (an intention made easier by the fact that we watched the last 2 episodes of Defiance on Saturday & have not started anything new in the interim). New movies, which are not serials, are permitted, so long as I have achieved my daily wordcount.

I have…a book. That I need to finish reading this week. Otherwise my reading is confined to re-reads if I can even bring myself to do that, because reading new books takes too much commitment. (I may permit myself the exception of Sarah Rees Brennan’s UNMADE, which is out in September and which may be the perfect between-projects quick-read option…)

I’m going to largely try to stay off of social media, save for using Twitter for #1k1h projects. I will be utilising my internet-blocker, Freedom, extensively. In theory this means if I sit down at a computer all I’ll have available to me to do is, y’know. Write.

If it goes well, I will binge-watch s9 Supernatural (if it’s out) or s3 Veronica Mars at the beginning of October, and then make all the fudge in the world. :)

Anyway, so yeah. I should hopefully be mostly offline for the next 30 days, although I have some hope of getting some blog posts scheduled so this isn’t a total barren wasteland.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

R. Stuartwood_dragon on September 1st, 2014 04:05 pm (UTC)
Good writing!
All Over The Mapjemck on September 1st, 2014 04:13 pm (UTC)
Go for it ☺
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on September 1st, 2014 04:25 pm (UTC)
Gee, I hope that it is a good book. (And yes, by that, I mean MINE.)

You gotta do what you gotta do. Once the promo push for the book release is done, I hope to spend less time online and more time writing...
Chrysoulachrysoula on September 1st, 2014 06:29 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I was thinking the same thing about my book. Poor Catie!

eta: Would you like to be shooed offline if you're seen online or trusted that you're a big girl?

Edited at 2014-09-01 06:31 pm (UTC)
kitmizkit on September 1st, 2014 06:44 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid that it was neither of your books, either; it's one I'm introducing at a book launch on Thursday!

Don't shoo me, if I'm online it's because it's outside of anything resembling practical writing hours. :)
Chrysoulachrysoula on September 1st, 2014 06:50 pm (UTC)
(I did not really expect it was mine. I'm not even sure I hoped. Everything is so up in the air at the moment!)

Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on September 1st, 2014 07:17 pm (UTC)
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on September 1st, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
But how are you supposed to tell everyone how wonderful it is when you haven't read it?

Oh well, I guess you could just take my word for it...
kitmizkit on September 1st, 2014 07:20 pm (UTC)
Nagging doesn't get my 4 year old anything, either. :)
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on September 1st, 2014 08:19 pm (UTC)
I thought nagging would be so much more dignified than begging :-)
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on September 1st, 2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on September 1st, 2014 06:18 pm (UTC)
I'm alarmingly busy until early next week, but after that I need to get words down, so I will be emulating you.
A large duckburger_eater on September 1st, 2014 08:58 pm (UTC)
Good idea and good luck.
Catherinesharpwords on September 1st, 2014 10:16 pm (UTC)
Good luck, and I'll join you for Twitter #1k1hs on the weekends.
irishkateirishkate on September 14th, 2014 05:56 pm (UTC)
Good luck. You are now half way through. Take a deep breath and go for the end...