Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday Musings - To Unplug or Not to Unplug (and a little giveaway)

Welcome to the end of the first full week of the blog tour for DIES IRAE. Before I get into today's post about unplugging, I wanted to tell you where I'm stopping today -

  • Supagurl Books hosts my top five movies (and gives a review of DIES IRAE)
  • Rebecca Enzor hosts a guest post about the inspiration behind DIES IRAE.

Now, back to my Monday musings -
Way back on January 1, I made a decision to take the first full week of every month OFF of blogging. I had been dealing with a lot of angst brought on by just too much to do - transitioning to a new job, writing the series, more sekrit projects I can not yet announce, family obligations, etc, etc. So, one week a month I would take off, get caught up on writing and just veg. Of course, this grand plan was BEFORE my release date moved up for DIES IRAE. Now, I am not sure what to do - how to take off the week and still promote the tour.

After staying offline for most of the weekend, I came to a decision to just post links about the tour, and maybe a few other surprises.

Like Today - I am doing a random giveaway for one copy of DIES IRAE, here on THIS blog. Just leave a comment answering the following question:

That's it. Contest closes at midnight.

Oh! And I'm making an impromptu stop on Lisa A's blog today - and she is reviewing DIES IRAE too. Eep!


  1. The decision to unplug is hard. I only make it about twice a year when I'm on vacation. Wish I'd unplug more.

    I'd love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. I unplug when I'm going to an important event that I want to be actively present in (weddings, for example), and whenever I've got goals I want to crunch down on.

    Sometimes, instead of fully unplugging I log out of facebook and twitter, and don't go there for about 1-2 weeks. You'd be surprised how much time simply dumping one of those can give you!

  3. Mostly I go unplugged when I go away on vacation. I do, though, go unplugged in a difference sense everyday. I go into the basement and unplug our internet service. Only then can I write without getting distracted by the need to constantly check my inbox. It's working. Now I can write 1500 to 2000 words a day. If I don't go unplugged, I'd get in half of that. :)

  4. I don't unplug nearly as much as I should or would like. Luckily, it doesn't get in the way of anything important. Though if I do want to make sure to stay away, I sign out of chat and twitter. I force myself to stay away. It's hard, but I do get a lot done. Especially things like cleaning the house and doing laundry ;)

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  5. Christine, you can not're too addicted ;-)
    I never unplug...I just surf less often ;-)

  6. Yay for taking care of yourself! :)

    I unplug whenever I start to feel overwhelmed. >.<


Thanks for your input!