Plants vs. Zombies: 150K
Okay, that might be an exaggeration. Then again, considering all the hours I can’t account for, maybe not.
I turn my computer on, and before I know it, I’m sucked into email, Twitter, Facebook, shopping, and yes, playing games.
And what do I have to show for it? Well, I’m finally making a pretty Zen garden in the game with an obliging snail helping me collect coins.
The Internet is an important tool. But there are also insidious corners of that universe that suck me in and keep me when I should be wrapping up the last details of my book and starting book two.
Fortunately, there’s a solution. It’s not the only solution but it’s one to try. I’m going to chart the hours I work and play, so I can see what I’m actually doing (not what I think I’m doing). A bit similar to calorie counting. I imagine a significant amount of adjusting will take place on that chart.
I’ll post the results next week. But I feel the sudden urge to stock up on chocolate.
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