Dealing With Technology Distractions – Interesting TED Talk

Like most authors I know, I spend a great deal of time on social media connecting with my readers. Sometimes I give this effort more time than I do my writing. I don’t mean to do this. It just seems to happen. I could really relate to what Tristan Harris describes in the video. Checking a single Facebook post can turn into hours of time because while I’m there I figure I might as well catch up on all of it… 

I have 1 Facebook Profile (family, readers, friends) and 2 Facebook Pages (one per genre of writing). I’m a member of several groups to which I contribute. I had two Facebook groups which I closed because I just couldn’t find time to keep them up.

I have 3 twitter accounts and am active on all of them. I pin to Pinterest boards, share my blog posts on Tumblr, and try my best to put fun pics up on Instagram about my “crazy after 50” career of writing and publishing. I share on Google+ and LinkedIn. I have 4 email accounts and get over 200 pieces of mail a day. I collect and maintain two email lists of subscribers.

Why do I do all this? I don’t want to miss anything. Not even when I know I should be focused solely on writing. So I totally get what this speaker is saying. I’m all for better technology.



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Is It Hot In Here or Is It Just Me?

Book 2 of the BABA YAGA SAGA is Now Available!

Teenagers Carol and Hildy, aka the Chosen Ones, are graduating AND they both have a hot, young dragon wanting to date them. The Jezibaba, aka the only living Dragon Witch, is getting hot under the collar at her own Professor Hottie, aka sexy dragon Damien Smoke, for not stopping Thane’s advances on both of the girls. Somebody’s going to get burned before all this is over. She’ll make sure of it.

You definitely won’t want to date a dragon without reading this. 

Light Paranormal Romantic Dragon vs Witch Comedy written for Robyn Peterman’s Magic and Mayhem Kindle World because she promised me many lude favors and lunch. Yes, sadly… I work for food. Robyn’s a good cook so no mocking allowed. Dragons don’t behave well so this book ended at 47,000 words. You might want to settle in for the evening before you start. Oh… and keep that fire extinguisher nearby just in case.

Happy reading! ~ Donna (aka happy dragon author)


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