Writing, and what’s stopping me: Reverb10.02

In an attempt to travel further down the path of self-discovery, I’ve decided to participate in Reverb 10, which is an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next.

December 2: Writing

What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing – and can you eliminate it?

I tweeted this short response earlier, and since then I’ve been debating whether or not to elaborate.

And then I read this post by Chelsea. And you know what? She’s right.

Just because I spend too much time watching reruns of NCIS (helloooo, Tony) and Law & Order: SVU, all while waiting for new episodes of House, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice (just to name a few)… doesn’t mean THAT doesn’t contribute to my writing, or who I am as a person. It’s probably exactly the opposite, actually – all the shit I do – and especially the shit I do when I’m alone, behind closed doors, when nobody is watching – makes me who I am and that, in turn, determines AND CONTRIBUTES to my writing.

So, while maybe I *could* be writing while or instead of watching Stabler kick some criminal ass… maybe I wouldn’t be. Or maybe I’d be writing complete crap. Or or OR!

So, yeah. What she said.

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