Valentine's Day is my target. I want to be done with my first draft of Book 2 by February 14. To meet that objective I need to write about 5,000 words a week. Should be no problem-o, right? In my last year of grad school, I wrote at an even faster pace to get my thesis in on time. But here's the difference: there was no Internet then. Right now I'm sitting in a cafe, connected via WiFi, rapping away on my blog, not writing fiction. And even when I am writing, there are other blogs to check (First Offenders' list of blogs is entitled "Blogs We Read When We Should Be Writing"), sports scores to stay on top of, email to check, etc. Of course, using the Net to do research is easy and fast compared to library work, but I keep finding myself going from link to link until I am learning lots about Ahmose I and the 18th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, but nothing that moves Book 2 along. Shut down Wikipedia!
Anyone else have Internet-fostered ADD?