Waiting for a call-back on a story for The Alamance News*, making corrections to my book, and talking with an artist about a new cover, I am working. But am I writing?
My 14-year-old is sick so my 28-year-old wants me to watch my grand-baby at her apartment. "But, what can I do there with no Internet?" I asked. "Oh," I answered myself doubtfully, "I could write."
Keeping up with Facebook, LinkedIn, and blogs is important to friendships, careers and book sales, but it is NOT writing.
How much time are you actually writing? Keep track. The zeros might scare you into productivity. Go write something!
* Publisher of The Alamance News in the news! The Alamance News, the paper I write for, is a weekly newspaper exclusively covering Alamance County, NC, USA. They/we don't have a Web site yet (time for hard news only) so looking for a reference, I found this story (link above). Cool. The media at work.Writer Regards,
Donna D. Buskirk
One American Writer