Where did the last hour go??!!
Posted by Joanne Hayle
The great thing about researching is that a world of information (and nonsense!) is available online.
Books can be viewed online, authorities e-mailed and advice sought and given without moving from your desk..or the garden where you might be working in the sun! (A perk of the job;-))
The downside…the internet on my laptop has an off switch but apparently it needs me to switch it off…who knew?
It is so easy to just think you’ll spend about ten minutes on something and an hour or two later realise that time has vanished in to the ether or rather, that precious WRITING TIME has been given to the internet.
I went online about an hour and a half ago to look something up, I found an e-mail rejecting a short story so I did a bit of extra market research before submitting to the next publication.
I also sent my OCD “homework” update to my therapist.
So far, so good. Little Miss Productive gets a gold star! 🙂
And then…somehow I ended up flicking into Amazon, and I spent a merry twenty or so minutes there, that reminded me of a conversation that I was having about a celebrity, you know, the “are they still alive question?”…this celebrity is. YAY!
That reminded me of the book that I’m reading about WW2, which in turn got me curious about what the historical figures around D-Day looked like and that made me think of war poetry which led me to post one on my poems on Forward Poetry Social.
And now I intend to post this and then ban myself from going online again until something creatively wonderful has tipped out of my now trivia filled head and on to the sun kissed laptop!!
Have a great weekend.
About Joanne HayleI am Joanne Hayle, I love writing. It is the best way to express myself. www.joannehayle.co.uk is my website which links to here. I have O.C.D and P.T.S.D. This site is a testament to the fact that with expert help what can feel like the end of the world, isn't. THANK GOD!! I have books on Amazon, have been included in poetry anthologies and children's books plus a really lovely amount of freelance work. You can also see my children's stories for free on www.childrens-stories.net.
Posted on June 13, 2014, in Novel, O.C.D, Writing and tagged author, creativity, freelance writer, indie author, internet, research, time, trivia, website, writer. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.