One of my biggest distractions is the lure of the internet. I’ll be chugging along, writing the next masterpiece, when I hit a bump. It may be the need of a thesaurus, do a bit of research, or check the etymology of a word, and suddenly, I’ve popped on to the internet. You know what happens from there. Yep, I’ve got to check my email. While I’m at it, I might as well see what’s happening on my social media networks. Next thing I know, half an hour of my writing time has been sucked away- time I will never regain. Damn you, Facebook!
So, on that note, here is a handy, dandy tool to keep slackers like me from logging on.
Freedom is an app that blocks you from the internet for a predetermined amount of time. There is a one-time nominal fee for the app, but it just might be worth it for us writers.