It got to the point where my online activities were interfering with my actual writing. I'd start to write a chapter, then I'd get to a hard part. Instead of working through the hard spot, I'd do some "research" on the internet. Before I knew it, my writing time was over, and I had only a few paragraphs written. (So much for self-discipline, huh?)
We use a program called Kidswatch to limit my kids' computer time. It works great because the kids hate the program instead of me. But I can't use it on myself because I know all the passwords.
So my mother-in-law gave me her old laptop. (She has a new one.) It has no internet access or games! I spend my writing time on the laptop, and I'm getting a lot more writing done. Last week, I hit 200 pages on my current work in progress. Yay!
It's a self-defeating question for a blogger to ask, but I still want to know--how do you keep from spending too much time on the internet?