Guest Post: Online Distractions for a Writer.

In this day and age writer’s not only have to battle coffee breath and carpal tunnel, we also have a plethora of distractions online just waiting to steer us off the path to a complete manuscript.
Email
Gone are the days of snail mail and personalized, handwritten letters. Now, all we need to do is type up a quick email and send it to whomever should be so lucky. Unfortunately, that also means sitting around and waiting…and waiting…and waiting….and, oh! I got an email! *quickly types response, sends and waits* What was I saying?
Blog
I adore the blogging universe and it’s totally become a part of my daily routine. A daily routine that takes up an hour first thing in the morning. A daily routine that I check one or twice a day (Okay, so a lot more!) However, this daily routine takes away valuable writing time but I’m unwilling to give it up. I love reading witty blogs and redesigning my own blog and commenting and…
Facebook
*Updates status* Working on my super cool manuscript!
*One hour later* Writing is so hard. Going to have a coffee break.
*Two hours later* I have writer’s block. Can’t think what to write next.
*Three hours later* Looking at blogs!
Twitter
@writerperson: Being a writer is so awesome!
@procrastinating_novelist: Yeah, totally. What are you doing?
@writerperson: Working on my story. You?
@procrastinating_novelist: Yeah, same.
*2 minutes later*
@procrastinating_novelist: Did you watch Supernatural the other night?
@writerperson: Yes! Dean is so dreamy!
Amazon
Amazon is such a great place to purchase things, especially books. I love updating my Kindle and I always look at the reviews on Amazon before buying anything. *pauses* I totally don’t have this book on my Kindle. I must buy it immediately, but first I will spend 30 minutes reading reviews. *purchase is made* Amazon recommends this book for me. I better read this review before I buy it.
Goodreads
*writes review* I loved the depth of characters in this novel. *stares at blank Word document* My characters are so flat because they are a blank sheet of paper. *face palm*
Those are a few websites that are the bane of my writing existence. I see Pinterest becoming another one in the not so distant future. What about you guys? What distracts you online?
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Komal is currently revising her YA Urban Fantasy novel, Runaway Mortal. When she's not writing about angels, demons and one very sarcastic heroine, Komal can be found at http://www.komal-lewis.com/ talking about all things book, writing, and reptilian related.