I am in a Facebook hole. This is a cry for help.

I’ve been in a Facebook hole for about an hour.

I think I’m trying to do something important. I keep copying things to my clipboard, to save them or do something with them – usually a micro task, like helping an author out or leaving a comment. But then I see something else, and click on that, and copy something else, replacing whatever I had in there the first time.

I have 30 tabs open, which isn’t unusual for me, but I can’t remember what I need them for right now, so they’re a little intimidating. The Facebook icon looks safe, familiar, easy. So I go there and start reading through my feed, and see something else, and that begins a new project.

I’m doomed.

Maybe I should just watch these funny cat videos.

About Derek Murphy

Derek Murphy is a book designer with a Ph.D. in Literature. He's been featured on CNN and spoken at dozens of writing conferences around the world. These days he mostly writes young adult fantasy and science fiction, while helping authors build profitable publishing platforms. Find me

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