Thursday, March 25, 2010
Writing Changes Your Life
There are many adjustments. Every day is a new adventure.
Since many of you have asked about Spunky's world, I will list some of the changes in my life - and I invite you to share yours!
I spend A LOT more time online. A minimum of two hours a day. Sometimes it's closer to six.
I travel more - to the tune of 30,000 miles a year. I put my little Tribute out of warranty real quick!
I write a lot more, and not just my books - articles, blog posts, journal posts, outlines for seminars, etc.
Thank goodness for rollover minutes, because I am on the phone a lot more, too. Funny thing - I don't even like using the phone!
My reading shifted from fiction to mostly marketing books.
I learned how to build a website. Still don't know html, but that's okay!
I have packing for a book signing or speaking engagement down to a science!
I now have two computers on my desk and multi-task well. (I also have a "Lappy" but I don't get to use him much...)
A big change is the shift in time. We only get 24 hours in a day. I'm still lobbying for 40, but until then, there's some things that went by the wayside...
I don't keep up with my roller coaster stuff as much. I used to hit several parks a year, but I'm lucky to see one now. I also used to know anything and everything about roller coasters - the oldest, the biggest, the fastest... You could name any park and I could tell you all the coasters in that park, and probably how tall they were, too. Not so much anymore...
I cut way back on my photography business. No more Saturday weddings - instead it's Saturday book signings. I still do portraits occasionally.
I've made more friends, but now have less time to keep up with any of them.
I still go to movies, but my movie-watching at home is restricted to one a week. I never really watched much television, so that wasn't a problem.
I forget birthdays. That sucks, too.
I haven't played a computer game since Roller Coaster Tycoon III came out.
My house is still clean, but it's messier and bit unorganized some times. Maybe I should fire the maid...
So how about you? How has writing changed your life? What do you do differently? What do you no longer have time to do...? What new things now fill your day?