Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Normality?

We've been having such a good time travelling round in the van this last couple of months, that it seems wrong to talk about insecurities, but it's the first Wednesday of the month and time for my Insecure Writer's Support Group post.

This month's question is 'How do you find the time to write in your busy day?'

For me this one isn't too tricky as I now write full time, but I do remember having to fit in writing around the day job. The thing which helped the most was not turning on the TV. I still rarely watch and I'm not convinced I'm missing out to any great extent. Do you watch TV? If you do, is it more important to you than your writing, or could you switch it off and write instead?




 I do have one concern - that after this amazing trip I'll have trouble returning to reality.








But I am a fiction writer - could that mean that I don't have to? (please say yes)

19 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - you've certainly been a-travelling ... reality - it will be a shock to be home ... but enjoy and good luck - cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I wouldn't want to return to reality either.
I do watch television while I write. Sound off, of course. That would interfere with the music that is also playing while I write.

helen said...

Hi Patsy,
I'm back to blogging again.
I would hang on to that holiday reality for as long as possible.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

love that sunset

(I suggest you stay away, at least mentally)

oscar case said...

I enjoyed the photos, but I don't watch TV while I'm writing.

C.D. Gallant-King said...

I wish I had time to watch TV. There's a lot of good stuff on these days!

IWSG September

Celia said...

Try again!
Love the photos, as ever, Patsy.
No television in this household, but Radio 4 and Classic FM are both popular, not at the same time however.

Shannon Lawrence said...

I love these photos. You have a great eye. I actually write with the TV on. I cannot edit with it on, however.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Hilary.

Patsy said...

Aaargh! That'd drive me mad, Alex. Still, if it works for you then it's the right thing to do.

Patsy said...

I intend to, Helen!

Patsy said...

Good plan, Mac.

Patsy said...

Ah, but do you watch instead?

Patsy said...

I expect some of it's good, C.D. but like you say, it takes time to watch and find out.

Patsy said...

That would be too much of a good thing, Celia.

Patsy said...

Shows we're all different and have to find what works for us, Shannon.

Elsie Amata said...

These pictures are stunning. Thank you for sharing them with us. I can't write with the television on, it's too distracting. Sometimes I can handle talk radio, but even then that can be distracting for me too. You're right, you're not missing much ;)

Patsy said...

I only listen to the radio when we're driving, Elsie - not sure why that is.

JJ Cocker said...

What a fabulous holiday. Hope the Phots has found ferries to frame, too!