Hello, my name is Instigator and I am addicted to email.
Clicking on that send/receive button is the first thing I do in the morning and the last thing I do before I go to bed each night. And in between...I probably check my email every 10 minutes. I know, it's a sickness. I think perhaps it stems from my need to belong - something I never quite managed in high school (although I'm not certain anyone really feels like they belong during those teenage years). I hate the idea that I've missed something.
And wouldn't you know it I was right! Friday, for the first day in probably months, I was completely out of touch. I checked my email at 7 AM and didn't have a chance again until midnight (which I promptly did upon walking in the door, despite how tired I was). And wouldn't you know it, my fears were justified! I missed one of the most important moments - my critique partner got the call.
And yet my husband still feels I have a problem. I don't understand. So I like to be connected. So I'm a bit dependent on the playfriends. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that!! I've found 4 wonderful friends who share my love of writing. I check my email because I don't want to let them down if they need me. Yeah. Right.
The fact that 2 of our own are off gallivanting the world right now and email has slowed down (not stopped just slowed) is driving me insane. My brain tells me I'm not missing anything, but my itchy mouse finger says I am. So please, fill in the co-dependent hole in my life :-) Post a comment on the blog and make me feel like there are other people in the universe that get it. Share your guilty pleasure. What are you addicted to?
Angel and I (and Problem Child and Smarty Pants when they return) have started a writing challenge among ourselves. We're trying to write an entire rough draft in 6 weeks. We began on Sunday. Every week I'm going to post my progress to the blog. That way the results are public. Hopefully, this'll keep me from cheating.
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