Prompt: Writing. What do you do each day that doesn't contribute to your writing -- and can you eliminate it? [Leo Baubata]
I'm wrestling with this one a bit. Leo is a writer, so it makes sense that this would be the type of thing he would ask himself regularly. I am not a writer by trade, so should I be asking this about my professional work? About my favorite hobbies/avocations? Or should I quit wasting time and answer the question?
Most of my daily activities do not contribute to my writing. I choose not to upend 90 percent of my existance in the service of my writing, therefore I am not sure anything will change with regard to this in 2011.
I do enjoy writing. I tweet, I blog, I write email to friends, I write stories that become part of my scrapbook pages. Writing a book would be on my bucket list, if I had one. I would like to work at home as a writer and photographer, but my deep desire for stability and the ability to support my family will likely keep me in my current profession until retirement age.
If writing a book is important enough to me, at some point it will rise to the surface. I will become as engaged with writing that book as I currently am with scrapbooking and writing will become my predominent passion outside of work.