The question has been brought up what do you do when you’re not writing. Before answering, I always try to imagine not writing…then I picture myself sleeping, after that I think of the other random things I do to fill my time. The majority of my time is spent as a mother, I write when my baby is napping or asleep for the night, but being a mother really isn’t something I do when I’m not writing, it something I always do, so I don’t think that really answers the question. I read, a lot. I love reading and my collection of books, but that I consider being part of being an author.
So okay, what do I do to procrastinate, unwind, or when I’m avoiding writing? We’ll go with that question.
I like to craft, I crochet a little bit, I knit kind of and I sew. I have a mound of yarn and fabric has taken over my garage. Sewing is my favorite out of the three crafts and I love doing costumes. I’m an anime nerd and I love the challenge of doing cosplay costumes for conventions, though sadly I no longer attend anime conventions.
Every Friday I have what I call a minion date, where a friend comes over and we catch up on some reality TV. (Yay Dancing with the stars!) Though, I don’t know if I would count that as a hobby or a way of procrastinating, because we always end up bouncing ideas around for the next book. So there you have it, that’s what I do when I’m avoiding writing, other people call it hobbies.
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