Wednesday 7 November 2018


This post has been scheduled as I'll be at sea when it's due to go out and won't be able to do it then. I do a lot of travelling, so it's not that uncommon for me to be without wi-fi access. Even so, I do sometimes feel a little insecure if I can't easily contact other people. Maybe that's the writer's need to communicate?

I'm sure writers are very familiar with schedules. When we make a list of things we intend to do, we're scheduling our time, we might schedule social media posts to promote a book, and the publications we write for may have a payment schedule.

Other meanings of schedule include making an inventory or table of contents, or including something, for example a rare bird, for preservation or protection and anything which runs to a published timetable. For example this ferry was exactly to schedule.

It's appropriate that my need to schedule this post is connected with an insecurity as this is the first Wednesday of the month and therefore an Insecure Writer'sSupport Group post.

Does being disconnected from the World Wide Web make you feel insecure?

Do you pronounce the first syllable of schedule as shed, or sked?



Jen said...

Weird was just wondering about how people say that myself 🤣 Forgot about the Insecure Writers haven't been blogging much lately. I like breaks from the internet sometimes

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It is a little weird to be without Internet and disconnected from the world.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - I'm with you 'shed' ... but enjoy the trips around and connectivity is a little vague in my life but I manage... cheers Hilary

Bubble said...

I don't feel nervous when disconnected from the internet but restless - I spend so much time on it. I like being able to look stuff up instantly. What else do you do?

emaginette said...

I've never thought of my spreadsheet as a schedule, but that's how I get things done. Must land somewhere between a calendar and a to-do list. hehehe

Anna from elements of emaginette

Juneta key said...

Hope you are having a wonderful trip and safe return. Happy IWSG Day.

Diane Burton said...

While on a cruise, we were without internet service for a week. I loved it! So relaxing. But then I came home to about a million posts. Ugh. It's nice to disconnect once in a while.