Like most people I have a hard time keeping internet distractions at bay. I have spent hours of my life on Twitter, Facebook and reading my Google reader. Some of those hours I should have been writing. I'm generally pretty good at keeping the internet at bay while I'm writing, I'm considering installing Mac Freedom (there's a PC version too) on my computer as a failsafe-just to keep me honest.
I'm reaching the point where I'm going through the second round of edits in Positive Tension and about to start outlining my new novel, so time management is more important than ever, and that means having a bit of internal freedom within yourself. I'm lucky, as I don't have a full-time job at the moment, but that doesn't mean I'm not working. We have several home improvement jobs going on right now that demand a lot of my attention, so I need to manage my time wisely.
I've learned that I won't die if I don't check my Twitter feed twenty times a day, or catch up on my Google reader. I try to read and comment on blogs as often as I can, but I'm done feeling guilty when I can't. I only have so many hours a day at the computer that don't involve writing.
Anyone have any tips for keeping distractions at bay to make time for writing?