Without Internet…? — 2 Comments

  1. The cool thing about a tiny wi-fi dongle is that you can pluck it out for web-free writing time. 🙂 I used to do that sometimes. We still have a wi-fi router, but I’m plugged into it with a cable because the wi-fi connection is kinda slow and patchy. So discipline is the way to go when I write. I allow myself to peek at the Thesaurus if I must, but no social media. Those lost chunks of time are way too familiar. Internet downtime, especially when forced on me and not by choice, makes me very unhappy.

    • That’s true, and a great idea when it’s possible. I remember my parents’ XP laptop; it had an external wireless card. Although back in those days, I wasn’t so easily distracted by social media since I wasn’t really on any such sites. My old laptop and my new one have internal cards, but I’ve gotten a lot better at avoiding the internet when writing. However, my friend’s house is right across the street from a library, so despite the fact that there is no internet at the moment, I am still very easily distracted by reading…but that’s a good thing, I think! I’ll definitely be happy when it’s back up and running, though.