Join us on the first Wednesday of each month in Alex J. Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's Support Group--a forum of writers who gather to talk about writing and the writer's life. For a complete list of participants visit Alex's Blog.
How do you find the time to write in your busy day?
I've got to admit that I've grown pretty lax about writing over the past couple of years. When it comes to writing I haven't been finding the time to do it. It's not that the time isn't available, but I've been using my time to do other things. Still, I have some advice on finding more time to write.
- Keep the television off
- Forget household chores
- Don't get caught up in conversations and activities with other people
- Stay home and focus on the writing
- Stop blogging!
- Avoid surfing the internet
- Skip naps and don't sleep much at night
- If it's not writing then don't do it
Okay, so maybe that's going overboard, but it might work. Or it might not. In fact, probably not in the end. If I had to give all these things up then I guess I'd give up writing. As with all things, moderation is the secret of successful living.
Battle of the Bands Results
While I did like the Julieta Venegas version a great deal, my preference was the eclectic mash-up of orchestra, cumbia band, and alt rock vocals from Denise Gutiérrez. There are a number of these collaborative videos available on YouTube so it's likely that I be using more of them in the future. Maybe next time the collaboration will pull off a win. This time not so much.
Final Vote Tally
Julieta Venegas 20 votes
Denise Gutiérrez 10 votes
Next Battle of the Bands on Thursday September 15th
My next Battle of the Bands post will be a bit ironic considering my thoughts about this last one. You'll see what I mean when that battle comes, but I'll also explain myself then. The songs I'll be using--there will be two different songs--will tell stories relating to similar concepts. In a way this upcoming battle will be kind of a writer's battle to make up for my own lack of writing of late. Maybe I'll get inspired to write something between then and now.
To close out this post I leave you with an English language song by Denise Gutiérrez with her alt rock group Hello Seahorse!. The first 12 seconds are silent so hang in there. I guess they're dealing with some irony in the beginning of the video. Hope you enjoy it.
How's your own writing been going? Have you ever gotten mired down in distracted ennui that keeps you from doing what you probably should be doing? If you listened to the Hello Seahorse! video, what did you think?