Sunday, July 1, 2012

Writing Without Internet

Sounds like a strange concept to me; writing without access to the Internet, yet I find myself faced with that situation. Until I get something set up at my new place, the only access I have is either on my cell phone or when I go to a place (like Starbucks) that has wireless access.

One would think that having less Internet access would be more ideal for writing because there is less distraction. Let's face it, Internet is probably one of the top distractions writers have these days next to things like family and day jobs. However, with most of my writing located either on or on my Mac, I'm having a hard time since the Mac is cracked still and I don't have Internet access in my new place yet. Using the netbook is a challenge to begin with let alone without access to most my work in general. So, I haven't written yet even though I am settled in to my apartment. So, despite the distraction of web sites, I am finding it difficult to write without it.

I need Internet soon cause it's hard to get past the challenge of writing without it. However, I so far am against getting tv, so at least I can write without that, lol.

Do you find it harder or easier to write with Internet access?
Is access worth the distraction?


SA Larsenッ said...

As with anything, balance is the key. And yes, I do find having internet access distracting at times. It's up to me to just 'stay unplugged' for a while to get some writing done. Now, that doesn't mean it's hard at times. ;D

Dawn Embers said...

SA Larsen - Thanks for the comment. Yes, balance is key.

Anonymous said...

Access or not doesn't really affect whether I write or not. But I DO need it to keep in touch with key people in my life, so it would be a bummer if it were down! Hope yours is restored by the time you read this comment. I saw you dropped by and left a comment on my grandbaby post. So does this mean you're back in the clutches of the WEB?! LOL

Dawn Embers said...

Thanks for the comment Ann. I need to pick a provider, then I'll be online more often. Until that happens, hopefully by August) I go to Starbucks.