I’m on Facebook now. It’s been a lot of fun, “friending” everyone I know that’s on it and being friended. It’s certainly a useful networking tool, both for my writing career and because all my emergency room friends are on it. I’ve enjoyed getting to know them better and seeing their family photos.
I was thinking just the other day how the internet has changed the writing world, and wondering if it had come out before I was published, if I would even be published. There were no distractions when I wrote my first book in longhand in the mid 80′s (yes, that long ago) and almost no computers. Certainly no online services, and no one had thought of blogging. Now you can get online via your phone, for crying out loud, and there’s SOOOOO many ways to distract yourself and waste time, even ways that make you think you’re working to further your career when you’re really just wasting time. My deadline doesn’t care that I love to play on the internet for hours. So I’m going to sign off now and get back to SOMEONE FOR SARAH, so I can finish the current chapter!
By the way, if you’re on Facebook and Shoutlife, please friend me!