Throwback Thursday: Writing Guilt Revisited
Thursday July 18, 2019 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Blogging
This goes back to Dec 30, 2010. So, if this is actually true I started this writing journey 12 years ago. I don’t think that is really accurate. Maybe I thought I had started, but I hadn’t actually written anything yet. I was close on the retirement part, but I left a year earlier than this estimate and ended up taking another full-time gig that I like a lot. The guilt is still a thing, though.
I started down this writing road about 3 years ago, or was it 4? Slowly but surely I’ve learned the tools of the trade. I’ve also slowly become more immersed in the act of writing. I have a day job still and will for at least 9 more years, but I’m preparing myself for writing success and a career after my current career. I write more and more in my spare time. When I’m not writing, I’m thinking about writing or blogging about it. I recently saw a quote:
“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” – Gloria Steinem
I find that to be very true. Then there’s this one:
“Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.” ~ Lawrence Kasdan
LOL, it’s so true. I used to like to watch a few TV shows or catch up on DVDs of movies that I missed at the theater. Now I just write in my free time and if I’m watching one of those TV shows or a DVD I feel guilty, that I really should be writing instead. Anyone else have this issue?