I’ve been off Facebook for over a month and I have nothing to show for it creatively. Sure, I’ve written a few things lately, but none of them have anything to do with my fiction writing. In fact, I’ve even started using one aspect of Facebook again this evening – not the status updates, etc. but a Facebook group. The group is actually a book club, which is something I’ve never done before (but I’ve always wanted to do). I’ve been reading a lot of books since the ban as well, so if it’s not helping me write, it sure is helping with my other passions.
Initially, I was hesitant to join the book club, mainly because it was going to be through Facebook. I’m very serious about my Facebook ban, so I didn’t want to comprise that, but my wife talked me into joining with the hopes that it might kick my writing into high gear. We’ll see if it gives me the inspiration that I crave.
If not, I think I may have to resort to giving myself a deadline. I work best under pressure and simply staying off Facebook just isn’t enough I suppose.
Do I have writer’s block? I don’t think so…I think I’m just sabotaging my progress and ultimate success.