Friday, April 22, 2011

Hobbies or Addictions?

My newest hobbie is Cityville. I hate to admit to the addiction but I have it. I love it. I tell myself playing the game is a waste of time. I also tell others when I'm trying to justify sitting in front of the computer and doing something other than writing that it helps me relax. Don't know if that one is true.

Cittyville—definitely an addiction.

Now stepping back a little I love to knit. Knitting gives me something to do at night when I'm too tired to write and all I want to do is sit in front of the TV. Do I knit when I have other things I should be doing. Not usually. I knit nine scarves last year three for each of my favorite girls, my two daughters and my one daughter-in-law. Now I'm starting the next knitting project for Christmas.

Knitting—a hobby.

When I first started writing, it seemed to take over my life. I wrote every day of the week, receiving countless rejections letters. If I had wanted to, I could have papered a room with them. In the end my habit of sitting in the chair every day, setting goals and studying everything about writing that came my way paid off. I published with Kennsington first, Kate Duffy being the wonderful editor who bought my book. I can no longer sit down every day and write. I work full time, publish, edit, and create covers for books.

Writing is neither a hobby or an addiction. It is my life. It is hard to have a myriad of stories in my head and not be able to put them to paper.

I have taken on stitcheries as a hobby and drawing portraits of my children. All of these were hobbies I could put aside.

What about you? Any Addictions or Hobbies in your life?

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C.L. Kraemer said...

My addiction is riding our 93 Harley Softtail. The freedom it affords helps me chill when the world has blocked all my attempts to be successful. I can be on the back of the bike and the only thing that matters is the sun on my face and the scenery flying past. Riding also helps me work out writing plots when I'm stuck. Can't begin to count the number of times I've asked the hubby to take us for a ride and had a solution to a tough plot point appear in my brain.
I'm addicted enough to want to get my license and be the driver of my own Harley. Got it bad...
C. L. Kraemer

Marlee said...

Addiction? Probably adopting stray pets. Hobby? Probably adopting stray pets. It's a vicious cycle, haha. Great writing!

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Phoenixford said...

I love cityville too! Everybody used to tease me about it and at least four of those people are now my neighbors there. I love your blog! e mail me if you need any neighbors and add me x

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