Are You Distracted?

I have the notifications turned on on my phone, but when it gives me a tri-tone or WordPress pings at me, I don’t look at the notifications until I am done with my writing session.

Story Empire

Hi, SE Readers. Joan here today. I don’t know about you, but I consider myself blessed to live in the twenty-first century.

While I enjoy living a simple life, I’m thankful for modern technology, especially those things that benefit me as a writer. We have word processing programs and writing software. I can’t imagine writing an 85K word novel using a manual typewriter. For that matter, an electric one.

The internet enables us to conduct research from the privacy of our home. Not that many years ago, we would have needed to pay a visit to our local library.

Let’s not forget the era of self-publishing. We don’t have to be at the mercy of large publishing houses and agents. Anyone, with a little effort, can become a published author.

This is an era of instant information. We no longer have to wait for the evening news or the morning…

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