Friday, October 7, 2011

How I Write-- Hobbies

My accountability group this week asked about hobbies. What do we do when we're not writing?

I'd like to say that I've had time lately to do much in the way of hobbies, but I haven't. I used to paint. I love doing it, but haven't done much in the way of it lately. There's something about putting the colours on canvas and having it turn into a piece of art work. I love acrylic. Water paints can frustrate me. Oil takes too long to dry. So for me, acrylic is my Goldilock medium. It's justttttttt right.

I can also be quite the baker. Not a cook. A baker. I love the sweets. I'm always in search of finding the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. I still haven't found it yet. It needs to be chewy and buttery and chocolatey goodness. My mom came close once. They were flat and chewy and yum. But my dad likes fluffy so...that was the end of the flat cookies. I haven't quite got the same result yet.

I play a lot of games online. Random games. Why? Because if I join a game that goes on forever, I'll never leave. So I stick to the free short games. I have too much of an addictive personality (I think that's right?). Games, I can get lost in. I've done it before. TV shows I love? I'm obsessed about.

I wish I had the time to do a hobby of some kind, but really, between writing and my soon to be two daytime jobs), I don't have a lot of time to do much else because when I'm not working, I NEED to be focusing on writing. I'd love to go horseback riding again, and in a few years go on an archaeology dig, but right now, those aren't in the cards.

What do you enjoy doing when you're not writing?

Read about the hobbies of my friends:

Danie Ford
Emma G. Delaney
Kimberly Farris
Kristen Koster


  1. Painting is something I've always wanted to try. Whenever I go to the craft store, I always peruse the paint aisle. One day, I'll paint something.

    I hope you get to pull out your paints soon.

  2. Drawing and painting was another of those, dabbled in it, didn't grab me kinda things. I did several of my friends' fraternity paddles freshman year with acrylics, but was never serious about it.

    I really need to cut back on my gaming time. I seriously did toward the end of summer, but feel like I could drop a couple more with no loss.

    I was surprised you didn't mention photography too, after talking me into this 365 project. =)