Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end if you are not connected to it 24/7/365. I promise you that. I actually have weekends where I purposely unplug, and it is so good for my sanity. When people say to me, "I just don't think I could do that", I remind them that having a phone on or off is not going to cause or stop anything from happening.
You won't be able to stop the next major catastrophe by getting that Breaking News Alert before the evening news.
Your email will all still be there. They don't suddenly leave if they feel neglected.
Odd are, anything marked "urgent" will keep for 24 hours, and the author of that message is just trying to light an fire under you so they feel important.
Even the phone call about a death in the family can be missed and returned later. That person will still be dead, like it or not.
When you need to get your brain to focus on the writing project in front of you, you have to push these distractions to the side. Writing is one of those instances where multi-tasking really isn't an option. Sure, you can try, but you're going to fail. I know, I hear you all spluttering, "but... but... but... I can do it...." No you can't, sweetheart. When you are working on your latest novel and keep checking your email, the emotions those emails bring to you, from annoyance to anger to laughter, get translated to your characters. Is that what you want? At the same time, when your attempting to write a report for work and your brain keeps wandering to the last book you read, you will forget key details while daydreaming about that delightful romance.
Last week, I issued you all a challenge to go and write something. This week, I'm issuing another one. Go and take that project you worked on last time and clean it up. Add some detail, cull some unnecessary redundancies, and make it amazing. I know you will have something incredible to share soon.
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