Monday, February 6, 2012
The Things We Do For Love (Of Writing)
For example, I spent almost my whole Sunday cooking. Not because I love to cook - in fact, I freaking hate it. But the only thing worse than spending one day of my weekend turning out chicken and pizza is coming home at night from my full time job and having to do it then - five days a week.
Having a full time job is a huge time-suck in itself. I readily admit that I'll critique or write in my downtime at work, but lately that downtime has been scarce. So, by turbo-cooking this weekend, I hoped to make up for those lost minutes when I get home instead.
I've also been known:
To let my furniture go un-dusted and my family room go un-vacuumed for weeks at a time so I can squeeze in writing-related things on the weekend
To completely tune out my husband to the point where he accuses me of not loving him (yeah, he's dramatic) when I'm really into writing a scene or reading something amazing my CP's have sent me
To stop everything, whatever it is I'm doing, to tweet on of my CP's about a song that reminded me of one of their ms's
To avoid hanging out with real people in order to spend time with the ones in my head and on my computer. Yes, I'm serious
And why do I do all this? Because until I figure out a way to get paid for doing what I love, this is the way it has to be - or I'll be miserable.
What about you, peeps? What crazy things do you do for your love of writing?