Have decided that I am officially out of my mind.

I joined Facebook yesterday, for what seemed like good reasons at the time. A college friend of mine is gravely ill right now, and I wanted to be where I could be in close touch with people who are close to him, as well as with other old friends.

But whoa! I am now rubbing shoulders with seemingly everyone I ever knew. It’s kind of like the extended replay of “This Is Your Life.” Very neat, in a way. Except that I am already having to be hugely disciplined to carve out writing time. Right now, the writing’s going well — I’ve finally passed the 40,000 word mark on this revision — and I want it to stay that way.

Somebody save me from myself!

(Either that, or friend me — you’ll find me under Amy Butler Greenfield.)