July seems like a good time to re-post advice I'm still working on.
Of course, it never hurts to be in a place where your choices for Internet Background Noise are limited.
My husband's great-grandmother hung this where she could read it every day during the summer months she spent in this quiet place.
(Here's a reposting from two years ago.)
"The discipline of the writer is to learn to be still and listen to what his subject has to tell him."
This morning I read Candice Farris Ransom's post about switching off the internet and listening Here it is. What do you think? I don't think I can completely unplug. But I'll try to strike a balance.
I'm leaning toward the advice of Laurie Halse Anderson,
in her blogpost about Social Media.
the amount of time you spent on social media and reading blogs about
writing and getting published by 75%. Yep. If you spent 10 hours a week
on that stuff, then from now on, spend 2.5 hours. Use the time that you
get back for writing your novel and for reading great books. That will
make your chances of getting published much stronger than any Facebook
post ever will.
Of course, I'd spent an entirely productive time cruising around on Laurie Halse Anderson's blog. She's got some great advice and fantastic visuals so I'll be back. She'll be in my 25%.
It's the other internet background
noise I may be able to live without.
It's a lot easier to be still and
listen when the background noise isn't clutter.