Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Unplug Week- Are You In?

I'm late on the draw here, but did you guys know monthly Unplug Week starts on the third Monday of every month? I found out about this fabulous idea from the lovely B.J. Anderson's Blog.
Here is what she says on the topic:

If you get tired of networking and need a break, join me for Unplug Week. It starts the third Monday of each month and it's a chance to just write. Go ahead and check your emails once or twice a day or anything else that will stack up while you're gone, but after that, turn off your computer and go write. Unplugging means no blogging, facebooking, myspacing, twittering, or anything else that keeps you from writing. Good luck and happy writing! 

I'm semi-participating-- as in, I'm still checking my email and replying to blog posts (there's no way I'm unplugging my Blackberry!) I just won't be posting anything new. I realize I'm posting something new now, which contradicts the concept, but to quote the great pirate Captain Barbossa: 

"The code is more what you call guidelines than actual rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner!"

So if you want, adapt the rules to suit your needs and free up some time to write! For those of you who aren't ready to pull the plug, even a little, have you entered the Coaster's First Ever Giveaway? See the post below. Also, here are some links full of enjoyability:



  1. Ahhh I love the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies (except the 3rd... wth happened there?!)

    Have fun unplugging!

  2. Hey! I'm totally up for this and thinks its an excellent idea!

  3. you know i love to mage logos for things so heres one for unplug week :)


  4. Thanks Natalie! Like I said, I can't help responding lol, but I plead Blackberry insanity :) And agreed on Pirates, the first was definitely my favorite.

    Emily, thank you so much!! I LOVE the logo, you are awesome! I hope you get lots of writing done and thanks again :) :)

  5. Have fun unplugging! Hope you get lots of great writing done.

  6. Hi Angie, thanks :) so far I've been mostly off the internet and relying on my Blackberry, so more than anything my thumbs are tired! But I will admit, I got to a chapter in my wip, the vaccuuming, AND I cleaned the bathroom, so maybe being mostly offline for a few days a month ain't such a bad idea. If only I could find a way to convince myself to do the Terrible Ironing.

  7. I did revision. Revision nearly counts as progress, doesn't it?

    I didn't unplug completely, though.

    A chapter on your WIP? Right on. That's really great.

  8. Yay on revision Wendy :) Revising is writing. Some say the real writing happens in the rewrites.

    I'm not completely unplugged either... and it was a chapter on my wip, but it was a revision, not a new chapter (slap me with a ruler, somebody!!)

  9. omg. I would die if I joined this.


    Good luck Diana P.! I don't think you'll make it! hahahaha!!!! :)

  10. I love the unplug thing! I was going to have to pretty much unplug for the holidays anyway, but this erases the guilt!

  11. So true Anne! It came at the perfect week this month :)