Sunday, March 13, 2016

What do you sacrifice for your writing?

by Kristi Belcamino

Some people complain they don't have enough time to write. I hear you.

I used to complain about that, too. When I first started writing, I had two precious hours each weekday when both my children were at school. But I also knew there were parents who worked full time and fit in their writing either by waking at 4 a.m. or by staying up until midnight.

If you want to write, you make time.

You make it a priority.

Otherwise, you won't find time to write.

If you want to write, you sacrifice other things in your life to do so.

In my case, I gave up watching TV to try to squeeze more hours out of the day.

But I didn't give it up completely. Every few months I binge watch a series on Netflix or Amazon Instant Video for about a week.

Over the years that has meant Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones, Weeds, and a few others.

Recently I got hooked on Jessica Jones and have been binge watching her for the past week.

Two words for that show and character: Bad. Ass.

Do you binge watch shows?
Do you sacrifice for your writing?

PS Wondering how old is too old to wear a motorcycle jacket. Asking for a friend.

PPS I bought my first motorcycle jacket in 1988 on Melrose Avenue in L.A. and then my friends and I repeatedly ran over it with our cars so it wouldn't look so new and shiny.


Rick Ollerman said...

I agree completely about watching TV being an anti-writing time suck. Netflix and Amazon while I'm eating but that's about it, except for those damned shows like "Jessica Jones" that sometimes pull you in for an extra half hour or extra episode when you should have picked up the book....

Dana King said...

What Rick said. An hour or so around dinner time, and maybe a movie on the weekends. Random cable shows. (HAP AND LEONARD now, fore example.) We'll occasionally binge watch a series, but that, baseball, and hockey are about all the television I watch. When I do sit down and watch network television for a random half hour or so, I don't feel skipping it is much of a sacrifice.

Kristi said...

yes, that makes sense - all in moderation!