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?