Prompt: Writing. What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it?
I procrastinate with mindless humor to put off doing work of substance outside of my academic work. I scour YouTube and The Hype Machine, all while Facebook is open in the background. I spend a lot of time texting, as well, carrying on conversations over extended periods of time that often are not that imperative. In the last week, though, I have been doing a lot of brooding and feeling sorry for myself. I have a lot of undirected anger, too, and I’m trying to figure out the answers; both of those elements could be remedied, up to a point, with more writing. I’m sure of that. But unfortunately, it is a low priority right now. Things I should do more of include dancing, working out, and writing– why can’t I do that right now?
I suppose making a commitment to write every day in this blog and try at least writing something in my poetic/writing journal every night would be a good way to get back into the swing of things. I should also be reading more. After all, one cannot become a great writer without studying great writers.