Facebook? Twitter? I hardly remember them. #OfflineOctober has been wonderful, and I’m still not missing the whole social media thing. So much so that I really have to consider to what extent I’ll go back on after October. Right now I’d be happy to dump it altogether, but I know as a professional writer it’s probably advisable to have some presence.
Perhaps I’ll develop and update this website and start a decent mailing list. That could be the way to go. Thoughts?
Now that I’m not reaching for Facebook every ten minutes to see just HOW MANY people have like that incisive and witty comment I just posted, I’m finding I have a lot more time for working, writing, and living. I’ve just finished reading the excellent The Hidden People by Alison Littlewood, you should do yourselves a favour and pick that one up. I’m also enjoying Walking the Himalayas by Levison Wood, and I’m reading quite a bit of research material for a novel proposal I’m working on set on the England/Welsh borders around 1070.
And, yeah, real life. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. But away from the computer screen, it’s great to be living it properly again.