There are slim moments in time when I hate the Internet. I hate computers. I hate technology and some mean people.
My computer was hit with a nasty piece of malware last night. I don't know how I got it. It wasn't from going somewhere I wasn't supposed to or opening something I shouldn't have. I think it was just Lady Luck finally shining her light down on me. Regardless, my computer was down and out for several hours last night as the nasty little bug was eradicated. This morning was spent shoring up my defenses once again and running a few checks to make sure that no other little bugs were lingering.
We're back online and ready to tackle the day now, but it's moments like this that force people to finally slow down and think about what they are doing and the decisions they have made.
As a result, I am seriously thinking of disconnecting the computer that I use for writing from the Internet completely. Pull the plug and just write. I've got an iPad and a laptop nearby if I need to do some research or check email, but by taking the Internet away from the computer I am seated at means that I have to work harder at the distraction and procrastination. It should also succeed in protecting my baby against another infection. Good idea? The bad part: I would be online less for comments on Facebook and Twitter.
Something to think about.
In the meantime, I think we may have a new title for the first book in my new series. My editor is taking it before the sale/marketing team today and I've got my fingers crossed. I love the new title, which my O.H. brilliantly came up with. Fingers crossed!!