Cate doesn’t write here anymore… Or to put it another way, my name is Cate and I have an internet problem.
A serious internet problem and I feel so guilty. I know many of you have children and finding the time to sit down and write is hard, well I have lots and lots and lots of time and I just waste it. When I’m sitting at my computer, my mental stream goes something like this…
“Open word, going to write today… Should just check blogs & LJ first… Now must check Twitter… Ooh, anything happening in any forums… Must check statcounter… God, I need to write… Open word… Ooh, meant to check Google groups… Anything happening on Twitter… Yay! Someone’s posted a blog… Twitter… Twitter… Twitter… Huh! How have two hours passed… Must do some writing… Open word, write two sentences… Oh, I need to research this bit… Research… Twitter… Forum… Blog… Stats… Twitter… Forum… Group… Twitter… Two more sentences… And repeat…”
I am going insane. It’s probably the equivalent of sitting in a room with twenty people talking to you all at once. Darn me, I even downloaded TweetDeck the other day so that I could manage Twitter. Not manage my writing, manage my tweets for Christsake. That’s bad. Soooooooo, and this was not my decision (I’m addicted remember) but a family one, I've bought a laptop. I've set myself up in the kitchen with no internet access and hopefully this means I'll write (or search the cupboard for food).
I’m not disappearing from the internet – good grief, no way José – but I’ll only be popping in for about half an hour when I finish work-work and then for another half hour or so (mentally I’m trying to up it to an hour even as I type) before I finish for the day. So an hour tops… That ‘thud’ was the sound of me fainting. You probably won’t even notice any less activity (twitter aside). If you’ve got any sense, you won’t even care… :)