Wednesday, January 16, 2013

No More Guilt

From here on I resolve to feel less guilt about things.

I will not feel guilty for taking time to go to the movies or dinner with my mom.

I will not feel guilty for taking time to watch television. I'm a visual learner. I can learn the craft of writing better through television than through books on the craft.

I will not feel guilty for taking time to play video games. Again, I can learn about the craft of plotting through this heavily visual medium. (May write on that someday soon.)

I will not feel guilty for indulging in pleasure reading without thought of studying how the author plied their craft. (Seriously, I have tried to read a book to analyze how an author did something and got to the end before remembering I was supposed to be paying attention to the craft.)

I will not feel guilty for taking time away from writing to teach myself to sew.

I will not feel guilty for pursuing other hobbies and indulgences to recharge my batteries.

I will not feel guilty for having a life outside of writing.

What do you resolve not to feel guilt over?

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  1. Yep. You shouldn't feel guilty for any of that. I won't feel guilty that I can't yet write at the pace I want.

    1. Thanks, Angie. Hope you get some good writing in, even if it's not the pace you want! Thanks for coming by!

  2. I agree. You can't feel guilty about those things. Even when you get an agent and a book deal, you still need to do things outside of writing. Otherwise, where are you going to get all of your inspiration and ideas?? =)

    1. Indeed. Authors are glorified as hermits, but if we're hermits, we aren't getting inspired. So what's that do to our writing? Thanks for commenting!

  3. This is good! I will not feel guilty for taking breaks and spending time on just relaxing. Last year I didn't do that and it wore me down way too much.


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