Friday, March 12, 2010

To write or not to write, that is the question.

So I've been busy critiquing, writing, revising, you know all the things that writers do. It got me thinking about what I would do if I didn't write. Like what could I spend that time doing besides sitting in front of a computer pouring out a story?

I first thought that I would probably slack off more, play some video games, watch more movies, etc. This led me to think about how boring that would get after a few days of doing that. I used to do it a lot when I was younger, but now I would rather be doing other things, like writing. Then I thought I could spend more time doing outside things, like riding my bike, skating, playing with the kids, just general exercise activities, but then I realized that I do that, maybe not that much, and we live in Oregon, so it rains a lot. Who likes to do that stuff in the rain? Not me. I would rather be inside reading or writing.

So after much thinking, I think I gave it about an hour of thought before I posted this blog.... maybe only fifteen minutes, but who's counting? I blame it on the kids distracting me. I think that if I wasn't a writer, I would probably spend that time creating something else, painting, directing short films, or something else that was creative in aspect. I realized that I'm someone who really likes to create and entertain others and just so happen to choose writing as my outlet.

What about you guys? If you weren't a writer, what would you do with all the extra time? Would you use the energy in other productive ways, or would you be a slouch? Let me know in the comments, my curiosity is tingling.

Have a great weekend and don't forget to vote in the poll please.


  1. I used to sew costumes, before my hands started giving me fits. I still research historical clothing. Before I started writing again, I would read. And read. But that's not as fun as it used to be - I can see all the problems in the books, and now I yell, "How did this ever get published?" Or I whimper, "I want to write that well!" :-)

  2. I so feel your pain. I've read some books now that have my questioning why mine can't get published. Oh well, if that's out there, there must be a space for mine, no?