[First, to those who have given me blog awards-- I haven't forgotten! Early next week, I promise. And thank you again!]
Anytime you take on an endeavor as time consuming as writing is, you're going to have to sacrifice things, right? I doubt any of us were just sitting around for hours every day with nothing to do before we started writing. (And if you were, I guess you decided to sacrifice doing nothing then, right?)
So my big The Way We Are question today is, What is it you sacrifice for writing?
TV, unless it's after the kids are in bed and also counts as time spent with hubby.
Playing games, unless it's with my family-- then it's family time, not wasting time.
House cleaning, yard work, laundry, grocery shopping, and cooking, but not too often.
And let's face it-- reading time. I'd definitely read more if I weren't writing. Sad.
The two things I sacrifice that are the hardest:
Being on top of everything and feeling like I have everything under control.
Creative energy to spend on anything other than writing.
Do I miss those things I sacrifice? Heck yes!
Would I give up writing for them? Heck no!
So what do you sacrifice?