Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hobbies and Writing

Hobbies can be a good break from writing, and they can also generate ideas for stories. However, they can compete for scarce writing time. I'm experiencing this with my crocheting. I enjoy doing it, and people seem to like the Star Wars characters I create. On the other hand, I'm making less progress with my stories because I'm crocheting. For instance, when we drive somewhere, I take my crocheting along instead of my netbook. I'm actually thinking of selling some of my amigurumi characters at a craft fair or bazaar at some point, so I need to build up inventory for that. (I'd also bring books to sell.) But the faster I crochet, the slower my writing goes.

What do you think is the ideal ratio of hobby time to writing time? Any tips on keeping them in balance or for participating in a local craft fair? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

5 comments:

Pat Dilloway said...

You should do what you want to do. My mom should learn to make Star Wars characters. Might make more money at craft shows.

Sandra Almazan said...

There are a lot of sources out there for patterns, Pat!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

What hobbies and what writing? LOL

I'm still into photography. 30 years of being a professional won't let that die. I think we all need something else creative we can fall back on to keep us going.

Maria Zannini said...

My hobby is linked very much to the weather so I'm kind of stuck there, but there are lots of times where crocheting can fit in where writing can't.

Sandra Almazan said...

Good point, Diane!

Maria, it's much easier to crochet and socialize than it is to write and socialize.

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