Decided to take some tiny steps back into the social networking scene, and see if I can keep the time investment to a reasonable level. I have a birthday coming up, and don't want to miss all the messages--and frankly, too few of my friends read and respond to these blog posts. Big thanks to the ones who do, but I'm greedy.
On the morning walk last Friday, I think it was, R suggested that I try spending the morning off Outlook, not responding to emails, and not editing thing, either. Just reading and writing my own stuff.
I have a book manuscript I'm supposed to read and respond to this week. Does that count as "reading," or as "editing"?
Decided it was "reading," which might have been a mistake. Spent most of my working hours on that project, and since the manuscript was (is) very problematic, that was distracting, leaving me no mental energy for my own writing project, a new grant proposal for paid leave to write about romance. On the other hand, it's very important to me that problematic material on romance not get published as-is, and I consider that sort of quality control to be "my own stuff." Centrally so.
A good day's work, in short. And Facebook / Twitter didn't seem to distract me much, so far.