Monday, October 12, 2009

Apparently a disclaimer about my disclaimer is in order...

Last time I blogged about cutting out extra things in life so that I, as a person inclined to write, could have time to write. I mentioned TV, but should have also mentioned exercise--certainly no time for that. Not really, my lack of consistent exercise has nothing to do with my writing career, in fact, sitting at the computer for long hours probably increases greatly the need for exercise-related activity before the blood just pools in my feet and my brain cells along with it. Okay, wait (weight? Eek!---no pun intended), I did not intend for this to turn into a blog about exercise because I might feel like I need to go do some. Back to my disclaimer about the disclaimer...

In my last post I "disclaimed" that I am glued to the tube when a season of Amazing Race is on. Apparently that is not true because I became aware last evening that the show is already 4 episodes in and I was clueless. That's the problem with not watching network television. You don't see the previews for the upcoming shows. This isn't the first time this has happened, so can someone just please give me a heads up next time?

Thank you.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

While You Were Watching TV I Wrote a Book

I am lost when it comes to Lost. I'm fuzzy about Grey's Anatomy. House is just a structure I live in. I have an office, but I've never seen The Office. I don't idolize American Idol. I've had my fill of Dr. Phil. So You Think You Can Dance? No, I don't. And Oprah? Hmmm...can't come up with something snappy for that one, so I'll stop now!

In life there are choices and many of these choices are not compatible. For example, lots of TV-viewing is not compatible with writing a finished novel. Neither is reading stacks upon stacks of other people's books, for that matter, so I'm not picking on TV-watchers. (I just thought it was a clever title. And you know me, I'm all about the cleverness. :])

Anyway, I guess I'm just lamenting again my own lack of finishing. I was asked to do a book review on my blog for a book other than the ones I'm doing for Walnut Springs Publishing. I was thrilled to be asked. I explained to my husband how I review for them, then they remember me and review for me someday, but he was unfazed. "They review what?" he asks. " book," I meekly reply because I know what he is getting at. "Ah, the book you're not writing because you are reading and reviewing for them."

Point taken.

Whatever is keeping you (and me) from accomplishing our goals and dreams--in whatever area of life, we should let those things go. No, I am not advocating cutting out personal hygiene and the proper care and feeding of your children, and I'm still going to blog book reviews, but I'm not going to find out How I Met Your Mother or spend time with Two and a Half Men. I'm really not bothered that the new Fall schedule passes me by yet another year because I already have Heroes. I'm dedicating my book to one of them...when it's finished.

[Disclaimer: I am glued to the tube when a season of Amazing Race is on. I'm not totally TV-challenged.]


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