The internet is wonderful, don’t get me wrong. It is truly a revolution of communication and is changing the world.
But there are times when it is a curse, because as a writer it can sometimes be the last thing you want in front of you.
I write in a converted bedroom upstairs, what the British call a box room, mainly because you can only fit boxes in it.
Well, I’m squeezed in there and I cope very well thank you. The added bonus is that there is no TV as a distraction. I have a radio and computer based music, I don’t find them a writing distraction, often actually aiding the work.
But online TV is just a death knell for any writing, certiainly for someone like me without any kind of self control. And what is worse is the rise on on-demand TV services like Sky Go and Netflix. I’m like a moth to the flame. Note I’ve not hyperlinked these services; I don’t want to encourage you.
Looks like I’ll have to enable my own internet filter to block these things out if I’m trying to write, otherwise I could lose hours of writing time.
So the question is, what are your biggest online distractions and how do you deal with them?