What's Up Wednesday

It’s time for another What’s Up Wednesday, hosted by Jaime and Erin. Stop by their blogs and join in!

What I’m Reading 

Something by the very talented Emma L Adams ;)

What I’m Writing (+ one goal)

The SNI moves along nicely. Current wordcount: 48k. Guess a 35k goal was a tad conservative after all ^^;

Goal for the week: 60K. I’m going to a writing retreat on Sunday, hence the bold number ;)

What Works For Me 

A (relatively) Internet-free weekend. I woke up Saturday morning and decided I needed to give the web a rest. It showed me just how reliant I am on it as a distraction… And how scarily easily my thoughts form themselves into tweets. Seeing as my phone automatically receives e-mails, in case I do get requests or rejections, I think I’m going to make this a regular thing. It’s nice to disconnect. Actually, it’s probably really good to disconnect. Certainly didn’t do my word count any harm ;) Or my Kingdom Hearts gameplay time…


Is Kingdom Hearts III ready yet?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?  

What Else I’m Up To

Getting back to my violin lessons. Hoping my fingers remember what they’re supposed to do :P

Have a great week everyone!

Comments

  1. Ooo, have fun at your writing retreat and good luck with your writing goal - it sounds like you're making great progress!

    I think a disconnect is good. Near the end of last week/beginning of this week I had a couple of nights where I didn't even open my laptop and I ended up getting a buttload of reading done. I'm trying to make more of an effort now to read in my spare time instead of just wasting that time staring at Google!

    Have a great week!

    (Sorry I had to delete my first attempt; there as a typo and it was driving me mad!)

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    1. Thanks! I'm very excited to crank out all the words on Sunday.

      Disconnecting from the Internet has a lot of plus sides... although it does make catching up on Mondays a bit of a pain :P

      (no worries! It's like it was never there ;))

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  2. Good for you for disconnecting! It's crazy how much time social media can gradually siphon from your day. Sounds like you're moving along at a nice pace on your WIP. Hope the writing retreat is awesome and produces lots of words! :)

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    1. And you never realise how much time until you stop. A break will be good :)

      Cheers, Erin!

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  3. I love my "disconnected" weekends. At first it's weird but by Sunday I'm all: Internet who?

    Have a great time at your writing retreat!

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    1. Exactly! I didn't feel as disconnected as I thought, and I got so much done :)

      Cheers. I'll report back next week.

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  4. Shutting down the internet would be helpful...darn that thing is distracting :) Does the Emma book have something to do with a really neat cover I've seen lately??? And yay to getting all those words! I'm betting your fingers will remember. I sat down at the piano last week (after 4-5 yrs of not touching) and it worked! I was amazed. Guess, it's like riding a bike, except everything's no longer quite as nimble.

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    1. The Emma thing does indeed ;)

      My fingers proved their violin worth, hooray!

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  5. I've always wanted to go on a writing retreat. Someday. Congrats on kicking your goals butt, that's awesome! I really need to take an internet break as well, it is so distracting!

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    1. Retreats are fun, and a great way to get things done!

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  6. I think a writing retreat sounds awesome! Hope you get tons of words down. I have a similar relationship with the internet. So distracting! I should really try unplugging sometime, even though I'm sure it will make me go squirrelly or whatever lol. It's astonishing just how much time gets wasted online, isn't it? Hope you have a great week, Cole!

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    1. I highly recommend internet disconnecting as a method of getting things done. I shall have to blog about it ;)

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  7. Great job on the wordcount! I'm terrible for letting the internet distract me, so I think disconnecting is definitely a great idea. I don't have notifications switched on my phone, but I still find excuses to check Twitter every few minutes...

    Hope you enjoy the book! ;)

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    1. Cheers!

      Hopefully the book will be back with you tomorrow at the latest. Sorry I've sat on it for so long.

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  8. On my first read through, I thought 60k was your writing goal. Like "Ho hum, I guess I'll write 60k this week." Still it's an impressive goal. Good luck! And enjoy that violin.

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    1. LOL, oh my gosh, no! I don't think I could squeeze that many words in around the day job ^^; Maybe if I had a week off.

      Cheers, Melanie!

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  9. I wonder how much more I'd accomplish if I disconnect from times to times :) Hope you have a wonderful writing retreat!

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  10. Writing retreats sound so much fun! And congratulations on smashing your word count goal. :D

    Disconnected weekends sound good. I like spending weekends reading (maybe playing video games too this year since I have so many to get through!) but I keep my phone nearby and sometimes check Twitter... need to shake that habit. ^^

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    1. Thanks ^_^

      Yeah, Twitter was definitely the hardest thing to shake. I'll do better this weekend, I'm sure!

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  11. Good luck with your writing goals this week! Taking a break from digital distraction does wonders for focusing just on writing. Many times I miss my family's first two computers, since they didn't have all these other things you could do while writing. Even the '93 Mac, which eventually got Internet and aohell, didn't have enough memory to load really large websites or do certain other things.

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    1. Thanks!

      Airplane mode works just as well as a pre-internet computer ;)

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  12. Ooh, a writing retreat! I hope you have fun and that you manage to write a lot. Good luck on the 60k goal.

    My What's Up Wednesday post.

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  13. Writing retreats are awesome. Hope yours is successful to what you want to accomplish. I also hear you on giving the internet a rest. many times on weekends I give social media a rest.

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    1. I hope so, too ^_^ No internet and a retreat. I shouldn't have any trouble :P

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  14. Social media is a complete time sink, isn't it? I lose entire hours down that rabbit hole. The occasional internet fast is good for the soul, as well as the word count.

    Good luck with the writing retreat! May it be as productive as you intend!

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    1. A definite sink. Getting away works wonders ^_^

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  15. I try to disconnect on Sunday's although sometimes I still find myself checking Facebook or playing Candy Crush... :/
    Have fun at your writing retreat and good luck with that goal!

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    1. Oooh, not the dreaded Candy Crush! I had to delete it after a few hours. I know myself too well :P

      Thanks!

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  16. I've been wanting to cut back on the internet but it isn't as easy as I wish it was. It's amazing how additive it can be.

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    1. It really isn't easy! Small steps, and I'm sure you can do it, too.

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  17. Have fun (and productiveness) at your writing retreat! Sounds awesome. As do the violin lessons...I'm sure you'll pick it right back up!

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    1. Thanks!

      Yup, the violin skills came back to me. Phew!

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  18. I try to disconnect at the weekend too, it's hard when you have all the apps on your phone though.
    Amazing word count, congratulations!
    Enjoy your violin lessons.

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    1. It is hard! My phone didn't help. I'll have to do better this weekend ;)

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  19. Disconnecting from the internet is so critical to staying involved with other things, writing and life. A few months back, my laptop broke, so I've been dependent on my phone for internet browsing, and it has greatly reduced my time spent avoiding writing and being absent from other life things, like spending time at home actively engaging with family.
    Also, I am forced to write with pen & paper now, and that's been pretty good, too. Slower, and more thoughtful, and less about word count and more about content.

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    1. Yes! I've been without a laptop before and it's amazing how quickly you cope without it again. And writing by hand is one of my favourite things to do. I'm definitely sticking with my internet-free weekends for as long as I can.

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  20. Wow, you're really rocking your SNI! Congrats :D
    An internet free weekend sounds like a great idea, I think that might become a necessity during this editing stage :P

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    1. Thanks ^_^

      A definite necessity, with lots of "Google this later!" notes :P

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  21. Congrats on the word count! Have fun at the writing retreat. One day I would love to go on one of those. Have a great week!

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  22. Have fun on your retreat! Drafting that much in one setting seems daunting. I want to hear how it goes!

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    1. Thanks! I'll be sure to share next week.

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  23. An internet free weekend is a very good thing. I need to try that! Have fun on your retreat!

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    1. Give it a go and see what happens ^_^

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  24. I love writing retreats! Hope you have a good time and get a lot done. It's awesome when the words just flow. Your word count is inspiring! I took a hiatus from blogging in December and was surprised at how much I got done. It was nice having time to recharge.

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    1. I love them, too! Thanks ^_^ I'm going to get ALL THE WORDS written :D

      Recharge time is the best. It's lovely to have you back, though ^_^

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  25. I was just playing KH2 on Sunday. I need to make time to do that more often. Have fun on the writing retreat!

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    1. I'm loving the Final Mix version of KH2. New Drive Forms, new enemies, MUST COLLECT ALL THE STICKERS! And Sora's just as adorkable as ever. And the extra scenes with The Organization. I am one happy fangirl ;)

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  26. Writing retreats are the bestest. Have an awesome time.

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  27. I got to upgrade my phone recently, so now I have an email app...and I agree -- once you have that for what you absolutely need, it's easier to cut off everything else.

    Have a good, productive time at your writing retreat! :)

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    1. Definitely! I have to have access to e-mail, but the rest of it can go by the wayside for 2 days a week.

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  28. I should probably cut myself off from the internet more often, since it seems to work so well. I think the times when I've gotten the most writing done were when I went to coffee shops and just didn't take advantage of the free WiFi (since cutting myself off from the internet at home just means I find a different distraction, heh). Great job on the word counts!

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    1. Exactly. Part of the reason I go out to work in places like that is to stop myself spending time online. It really works :D

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