Friday, May 23, 2014

On commenting

I've had a few people email me to say they wanted to comment but couldn't. I put a block on commenting mainly because of the spam content I was getting. I have, however, opened commenting up once again, but it does come with a proviso. If I get spam or negative comments (as in, the reason I left Facebook) I'll have to block them again.

I am glad you're reading me and I love to read your reactions. So far I am really enjoying my total freedom from Facebook. For instance, now Facebook is gone, I'm writing roughly 1500 - 2000 words per day. Just this morning I've written 1300 and I've been up for an hour.

Having received three books in the past five days (The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough, The Autumn Castle by the wonderful and amazingly talented Kim Wilkins [thanks, Kim] and My Story - Lady Jane Grey by Sue Reid) I'm reading a lot. I'm also working on an assignment on Woolfe's Mrs Dalloway, plus researching the various witch trials of the 17th Century story while writing a story about them. So far The Witches Pit is 5000 words long and is roughly half way.

Okay, I admit, a few zombies have died at the hands of my plants and more than a couple of pieces of Candy have been Crushed, but on the whole I'm nowhere near as tied to computer games as I used to be.

What's more, I've been contemplating my spirituality and where I'm at. Yes, I believe in God, but my belief in the way I worship has taken a beating lately. There is going to come a point when I have to make a decision and believe me, it's no easier than the drawn out decision to leave Facebook. In fact, there are many, many similarities between the two. I've survived losing one. Can I survive losing the other?

So, that's where I'm at right now. Hopefully next week I'll be somewhere else.

That's life.

1 comment:

Adrian Bedford said...

Hi Lyn--I'm envious as heck that you managed to step away from Facebook. I wasn't aware of the hostile comments you received--I only found out about them from Lee. I'm dreadfully sorry to hear that that happened to you. :(

I'm also sorry to hear about Connor's relapse. Please let us know (and yes, seriously) if there's anything we can do that would help you guys, or him, in any way.