If you can resist the lure of the internet during writing hours and not peek at e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and the gang – come back tomorrow. This post isn’t for you.
But if you have no self-control whatsoever and have to check Twitter to see what your favorite author had for breakfast, keep reading.
It’s no secret I’m squarely in the lacking in discipline camp, and it doesn’t help that free wifi is everywhere.
A few weeks ago, I stumbled onto a website for a productivity software application called Freedom. The words,’… locks you away from the internet on Mac or Windows computers for up to eight hours at a time’ drew me in immediately.
I downloaded it, followed the simple instructions and VOILA! – my netbook was transformed into an temporary internet-free zone.
Freedom puts your computer on internet lockdown for a minimum of 15-minutes up to an 8-hour max.
I’ve used it on both my Windows netbook and my Macbook, and it’s the perfect internet jailer. You can download a trial version of Freedom for a test run. The full version is $10.
So how do you resist the web during writing hours?