I admit, I am new to blogging and tweeting. This was something I only was made aware of at a writers conference, called When Words Collide, back in August of this year. My experience with Social Media up until that time was with Facebook. Sometime in late October I established a twitter account, then late in November, with the help of Carrie Mumford, I established a blog account, and to my dismay, my personnel writing suffered!
Yes, I was spending my time looking at other people’s tweets, who had the best, the best tips from writers, editors, and the best sayings. Then I was pouring over other people’s blogs, and really, there are some great ones. I have subscribed to several regarding other writers and their struggle to write, edit, and publish.
Then one day, it was actually last week, I realized I needed to get back to writing. I normally write 1,000 words a day, 5 to 6 days a week. It takes me about 3 to 4 hours. Sitting here, one word coming after the other, then whole scenes popping into my head. A wonderful process.
To get back to the writing process, I found I needed to find a balance between all the wonders of social media, and my own personal writing time. I finally decided that writing would take precedence, as it must. I leave the wonders of social media to one hour a day, and the concentrate on the beauty of writing the rest of the day.
This has been a great experience, and if anyone has experienced this same challenge, I would welcome your comments.