I made a few discoveries that I'd like to share with you:
1. Checking email every half hour is no better that checking it twice a day. It will wait for you--really.
2. Without an ethernet cord my house became clean and my manuscript became longer. It was like magic.
3. I have no willpower. Just like I can't have a piece of chocolate cheesecake sitting in front of me for more than 30 seconds without devouring it, I cannot have a working internet and not check my email/your blogs/Yahoo News hourly.
4. A while back Lisa and Laura suggested trying a program that disables the internet for a set amount of time so I CAN'T get on it (and I can write). Last Friday I tried one. BRILLIANT. I highly recommend this kind of thing if you are like me and have no willpower.
5. When I unplug all the seasoned bloggers out there start writing about stuff I NEED to read. There were some truly awesome posts last week that I missed (until my husband came home with my cord). If you didn't see them you should check out:
Jody Hedlund's series on: Why We Should Blog
Kiersten White's post about Why Being on Submission Sucks
Elana Johnson's post about How She Does it All
It's going to be a really busy week for me (I leave for the SCBWI conference on Friday!) but I'll be back for sure on Wednesday.
Do you accomplish a lot more when you unplug? Have you ever unplugged? (If not--you need to try it!)