Welcome to "Why I'm Not Writing." We all know that the only thing writers like doing more than writing is avoiding writing. So every Friday I list five things that have distracted me from my writing that week.
I also encourage you to share with me what made you procrastinate this week by posting with #whyimnotwriting on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram, or share in the comments below. I'll feature my favorites with everyone here.
Monday was Memorial Day, a day to remember and celebrate those who have lost their lives for our country. It was nice to have a day off, to sleep in and enjoy being home, but we also remember those veterans and military members that aren't with us today.
North Carolina Wine Festival
I got the opportunity to go to the North Caroline Wine Festival at the Tanglewood Park over the weekend. My friends and I got to taste test some of the best wine from local vineyards, enjoyed amazing music from The Chairman of the Board. It was a beautiful day with beautiful friends and we managed to leave with a few bottles of great wine.
Go Ready Made Meals
We've been pretty busy lately with work and work and more work. It's made eating good, healthy foods difficult. We mostly have been eating out, cheeseburgers, tacos, subs. So, I found a meal service that would send us a few meals a week, already prepared, just needing to be warmed up and eaten, https://goreadymade.com. The foods been great and it's saved a ton of time!
I often find overly romantic movies somewhat nauseating, but once in a while I get in the mood for the nauseating junk and it's hard to get it out of my system. So I've been binge-watching Romantic Comedies on Netflix, some of them are sweet classics, others are nonsense. It's been driving Daniel crazy, but it definitely hits the spot.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
To make up for the incessant Romantic Comedies in the house, I told Daniel he pick out a movie for us to watch inside. He picked out what he calls his second favorite movie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. If you're never read the original play or seen the movie, you should. They're pretty different form each other, but both have great lessons for writers in the power of dialogue.