Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Wednesday Writers Weigh In: A Blessing or a Curse?
This has been a problem for me.
Basically Twyla is against any kind of dabbling. She requires total and utter committment.
I, personally, LOVE to dabble. In my former life I was a teacher, an actress, a director. I love to noodle around on the guitar and ukulele. I adore cooking. I like arts and crafts. I don't pretend to be an amazing marathon runner, but I do enjoy long distance running. I am a nanny. A girlfriend. A sister. A daughter. An aunt. And a writer.
I feel that dabbling keeps me versatile and allows me to enjoy many aspects of life. It might even make me a better writer.
Sometimes scheduling can be difficult. I need to get in a run, go to work, spend time with my boyfriend, make dinner and get some writing in all in 24 hours. But I do not have the ability to focus ONLY on writing...nor do I really want to. I kinda like my many hats.
What do you think?
Writers Weigh In! Do you dabble in other endeavors? Do you help or hinder you? Or both?