Freedom Software for Temporary Internet and Social Media Disconnection
But there are definite times each day when she ought to be able to get some serious work done on her manuscript. Those prime hours are when her kids are in school, all day on Monday through Friday. I almost get sick when I think about all the hours that could be used for writing, should I ever have that many hours available on a regular basis. (Do you hear my green-eyed monster of envy?)
So it's not a lack of time per se that's her problem. She correctly identified it as an inability to stop flitting about on the internet, visiting blogs and other social media sites. Of course there's nothing wrong with that. Except when it becomes procrastination, and little or no progress is made on the WIP.
But there is good news for people whose favored procrastination activities fall under this type of addiction.
With software called Freedom, available for PC and Mac users, you can tell the software to block your addiction for up to eight hours. Pretty cool, huh? I wish I had something that could keep me from reading books when I should be writing ...
Anyhew, Freedom sounds like great news, and a great way to control, if not to kick, your bad habit.
And gosh, now all of you people who have all day to write will be found at the head of the line, as far as output is concerned, leaving the rest of us in the dust.
Ah, well ... I do know that the underlying reasons for procrastination run a LOT deeper than the simple urge to get on the Internet during the time you've set for yourself to write. So, if you have this particular addiction, and you download Freedom and love, for a time, the Freedom that Freedom gives you, please be mindful of new ways that procrastination will begin to show up in your life, because, I guarantee it. It will.