Monday, June 13, 2011

Gardening time

Now that I have my garden to grow, I wonder if it is a distraciton form writing, or a well needed break.  I can't tell, because I love gardening so much I could weed for 14 hours straight, but I haven't touched my manuscript in three weeks.  I rationalize and say I am giving myself a "cooling" period, so I can have fresh eyes.  Gardening sure distracts me.  It frees my mind from all of the brooding over characters and plot lines.  Every writer should have a second passion.  Or a third or fourth.  I love scrapbooking and singing too.  BUT gardening has a time limit, especially in Canada where the growing season is only 2 months.  So I figure, to make up for lost time, I will dedicate 2 months in the winter to writing.  November, for NaNoWriMo, and January, because it isn't Christmas.  This satisfies my dilema.  SO, what are your "distractions"? and how do you justify them?


elisabeth said...

following blogs is a distraction! and I justify it because of ones like yours that let me know what my friend is up to.

JaneA said...

This may sound silly, but I think reading is my distraction from writing. It's such a beguiling past-time, and I can tell myself it's "research", but really, it's procrastination. ;-)

phyllis sweetwater said...

JaneA - you don;t need to fool yourself. It IS research! elisabeth, you are justified. especially if you're reading my blog.