Noise. Turn it down

by - August 31, 2011

So, I'm trying to improve my marketing skills. I joined Facebook and a bunch of Yahoo groups. Suddenly my inbox was flooded with emails. I found myself scrambling to keep up with them. I wasn't getting any writing done, and I really wanted to get started on my new story.

Eventually I decided I wouldn't check my inbox until I'd got my day's writing done first. It's been working pretty well. Beginning a new story is always an exciting nerve-wracking time. I have to learn about my characters and the paths they choose to take. It's a time of writing, reading, listening. And it can't be done with twenty emails breathing down my neck whispering "Read me". So I'm glad I've turned the noise down.

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  1. Exactly. It's hard to concentrate when the bashing continues. You should set aside a certain time to check emails, and to blog etc.

    Then get into your writing. Good luck with your new wip. :)

  2. So true, Suzanne. Time management is crucial!