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Blogging as avoiding writing

I'm sure every writer has their ways of avoiding the writing they should be doing. Lately mine has been blogging. My sister has looked over my book proposal and said it's good, but needs a few more tweaks. I actually rewrote the concept section, because I felt it needed to be clarified, but really the heavy lifting has been done. I'm procrastinating on sending it off to agents. I'm terrified. Yes, I did in fact rewrite my book proposal, but I also wrote several posts for Silicon Valley Moms blog.

A small voice says "It's giving you more visibility, Thida. It helps your writing career really." while the rest laugh and says "Yeah and sending off your book proposal would help you more."

However we're making progress. My ways of avoiding writing are in no particular order and how I tackle them:
MUSHING (I don't do it anymore)
World of Warcraft (ditto)
Eating (can eat and write. With two small children, I have lots of non-messy food like cheese sticks)
Drinking Tea (take a sip of tea then write)
Chatting (set a time when chatting ends*)

Notice that none of these activies actually involve writing while blogging at least involves writing. Yes, the self-justification continues.

But I don't have a strategy for taming blogging. Occasionally I hit serendity where I blog about something that relates to my book, but that's uncommon. Do you have any tips?

*unless it's Mary Anne whom I don't see often enough


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Aug. 17th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
mizkit is a professional writer - I don't know if you know her - it seems like lots and lots of people know Kit. Sometimes she blogs about this sorta thing :)
Aug. 18th, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah I know her a little and I read her LJ.
Aug. 17th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC)
I don't know, but I know I need to cut down my LJ time once school starts.

Aug. 18th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
Multi User Shared Hallucination -- Folks log into a world and chat or roleplay or build things.
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