Am I Addicted to Twitter?!?

So, I spent Memorial weekend camping up the river with friends and family – but no internet and no cell service.  I began to shake with

Rain anyone?

withdrawals about an hour into the first day.  NO TWITTER!  What if my editor tweeted and mentioned she was looking for something for a new anthology?  What if my crit partner sold again and I wasn’t there to share the news?  What if Cynthia Eden finalled in yet another contest?!?  Or…what if someone tweeted the best, most perfect way to cook oatmeal?  AND I MISSED IT?

I began to calm down about the second rainy day.  And then, since it was pouring down, I began to write.  Without the internet, IM or Twitter calling me to just take a little break and check in.  It was rather…PEACEFUL. 

Roughing it in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest...

For the record, my idea of camping is on private property in a trailer with ovens, microwaves, showers and heat.  Not exactly roughing it.  But as I said…it rained the whole time.  You add in kids and dogs, and that’s a whole lot of mud. 

Here are my final stats for the weekend:

Words written:  8,000

Pounds gained:  At least 5

Loads of laundry to do upon arriving home:  At least 10

Left over eggs since we all do breakfast together:  3 cartons of 18 each – YIKES!

Wet dog...

Shoes I brought home that ended up mixed with ours… a pink sneaker size 3 and a brown boot size 12.

Shoes of ours completely destroyed by mud and rain:  5  –  yes there should be an even number, but somehow we lost a yellow sneaker size 6.

Wine bottles left over:  Um…none

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6 thoughts on “Am I Addicted to Twitter?!?”

  1. Lynn Rush says:

    Oh man. I would have been shaking with withdrawals as well.
    Sounds like you had some serious fun, though. Nice word count.

    Oh, and that dog is just too cute!

  2. Savanna says:

    Just think how much work you got done! Can’t wait to read your first book. So excited… 🙂 Love your post! 🙂

  3. Julie Hinsz says:

    Sometimes it is just good to get away!!! Still was fun!!!

  4. saydegrace says:

    I love that you are addicted to twitter and I’m so proud of getting you there! Yes I to need a twelve step to quit twitter program! 8k wow I do hate you sometimes!

  5. Congrats on the word count. Love your blog. Weekends at home (I work full time) I putter and sputter and I’m lucky if I write a couple hundred words. During lunch on weekdays, I go to the local food court, put on my iPod and can write anywhere between 150 and 300 words in about 45 minutes. Amazing what a person can get done when they untether.

  6. Nancy Lennea says:

    I don’t twitter. Egads! you say? Listen. The internet is a wonderful tool but I am a writer. I have TWO e-books coming out this month, I have another book in final edit before submission, and I worked out the plot of a brand new book. Saturday, I accompanied my sister to her Vet clinic and typed in the quiet office near cats and dogs WITH NO INTERNET. I wrote 12 new pages and I loved it, so I know your pain when you cannot ‘plug-in’.