Making Time to Write

The most productive writing time I’ve ever had in my life was the summer I gave up TV.  I believe it was the summer of 2007.  I didn’t watch one minute of TV, not even the news.  This might seem impossible to some of you reading this, but I assure you that it’s not.  At first it was hard to give up, but then I didn’t really miss it at all.

TV viewing is an insidiousness habit, stealing productive moments from your day.  You sit down to watch one favorite 30-minute show and before you know it, you wasted two hours of your life.  Wouldn’t that time be better spent reading a new novel or writing a chapter of your latest work in progress?

I’m convinced that I need another chunk of TV-less time.  So, starting today, August 1, 2016, I will give up the squawk box for more productive pursuits.  I plan to exercise, read and write during my normal mindless TV viewing hours.  I am not a huge TV watcher, so I might only get an extra hour or two a day.  I’ll check in periodically during August and let you know how it’s going.

Care to join me?


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