Lately, I have been wondering how others spend their time. Then I think on how I spend my time…
In the mornings, I get up. I frequently work out. Then I do my bible study. I check the news on the Internet. Do miscellaneous things that demand my attention like laundry or dishes or pay the bills. Pray…
Then I work on my novel.
I labor over this thing like it’s a work of art. I just spent an hour and a half today editing 2 pages, agonizing over word choices, looking up definition and synonyms, until I deem it perfect before I move on. Frequently, I return to the same passage the next day and re-read it just to make sure.
I ask myself Why? and wonder what others do with their spare time. I think of what else I could be doing. Reading adult books instead of kids books. Cleaning. Cooking. Planning something or other that I’m sure needs to be planned.
My neighbors watch TV every morning. I see it on through their blinds.
Then I think No, there is nothing else I want to be doing than this.
Frequently, I feel selfish about it especially when my husband is home.
But I have this hope, this deep desire within that one day soon I will be published. One day I will go to Barnes and Noble and buy my own book. One day soon I can call myself a “writer” instead of a “blogger”.
And it is this that drives me. That keeps getting me up at God-awful hours of the morning. That tires me out and I go to bed early.
And that embraces the term “freak”. For if that be what I am, then why not?
We all probably have something we are a freak about. So what’s your thing? And how do you spend your precious spare hours?