|Seriously one of the best movie tangos.|
The thing with a good tango is there is the right balance between love and hatred. And I think that is ESSENTIAL to remember when dealing with the internet.
I love the internet. Some of my best friends are here, the wealth of knowledge accessible while sitting at my kitchen table is astounding. I get my news, keep in touch with friends, bank, work all with help from the internet.
And then there are the distractions. Think about it - how many times have you sat down to write and pretty soon several hours have passed and you've played lots of fun games and found lots of dinner ideas that you probably will justify not making because you have writing to do, but the writing doesn't ever seem to really progress.
We have to hate the internet a bit. That may mean not opening a browser window until the word count of the day has been hit. That may mean not taking your turn on words with friends until that character is really fleshed out.
Because if the tango doesn't go just right,
someone could get killed.
Okay, maybe that's a little dramatic, but you get my point.
Do you have the same love/hate relationship with the internet? What are ways you have found to balance writing time with internet time?