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One Week of Freedom
We writers sure do complain a lot about not having time to write, don't we? Yet there's a common stereotype that when you're a writer, people automatically imagine you must have a lot of free time. We constantly have to tell people our writing time is not the same as free time. And then there are those of us who are bad at time management and only write when we have free time left over after using up all of our free time. It's confusing and counter-productive. You know what I'm talking about. The hours spent watching mindless YouTube videos, playing video games, browsing social media and only half-paying attention to what you're looking at. I'm guilty of all of the above. And if you're anything like me, then you realize that you don't need any of these distractions in your life, but you don't want to quit them, either. But can you take a little time off from them? (The answer may surprise you!) I discovered this a while back, when I tried to take three months off from playing video