Thursday, December 2, 2010

Writing

What do you do each day that doesn't contribute to your writing -- and can you eliminate it? When faced with today's prompt, I got all bristly. What do you mean having me identify something that doesn't contribute to my writing; clearly everything contributes, right? When I wander spacily through the house in search of my misplaced coffee cup, doesn't that somehow contribute since it helps some unintentional idea wander into my head simply because I'm not thinking. When I spend hours surfing around facebook, reading friends' walls and links to articles, I sometimes end up writing, whether it be a status update or some type of blog inspired note based on the article. Does watching a weekly dose of The Simpsons contribute to my writing? Perhaps not, but I'm not sure I can eliminate it since that daily dose is a descent into pop cultured giggles that my being yearns for when exhausted.

Yeah, I know where the question is going. What is it that keeps me from writing, and it's not a particular activity that takes up my time, because truth be told, if there's something I want to do, I find time to do it. What keeps me from writing is a lack of habit and so many interests that constantly challenge for center stage.

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