How many hours, on average, do you spend per day (or per week) on blogging-related activities? And, what do you think you might do with your time if you didn’t spend it on those blogging-related activities?
When I am not writing/blogging/working on an idea:
I am walking my dog, working on art projects ( I really really suck at that but it’s fun ) like model building or drawing or photography ( I suck at that too, but again it’s fun ). I also like to watch ghost stories or suspense movies on Netflix.
My favorite, by far, are the movies about the supernatural from India- OMG they know how to tell great ghost stories over there! I also enjoy Japanese movies about ghosts and curses because I’m familiar with those ( my Mom grew up in Hawaii and she and her family LOVED to tell ghost stories) and stories about Japanese ghosts and demons are bone chillers.
Sometimes I just sit back and listen to music- random tracks- because when I hear music and sort of clear my head, random images pop up and sometimes those images are so weird that I get stories from them.
So when I am not actually writing, or working on an idea I suppose it’s easy to see I’m putting myself in places where I get ideas for things to write about. It’s all I ever really do.
As you can see on my blog, sometimes I come up with some great stuff and sometimes it might not be as great as other times.
But I feel about my writing the way people feel about their babies.
You might think your baby adorable but other people will look at a baby and see something that looks like a smooshy naked monkey that smells like milk and pee.
That’s how I look at my writing- it’s like a smelly, adorable smooshy thing that smells like milk and pee.
But I love it all the same and I’m proud of it, even though it isn’t perfect, or even sort of perfect.
After all, I put a lot of time and devotion into making all of it happen and that makes me feel like I am making my life count for something worthwhile.