We start to get to know one another pretty well here in our little community. We share stories that come from the heart, putting our purest, deepest selves down on “paper”.
But there are probably some basic things about each other that we don’t know – the sorts of things we’d probably tell each other in the first hour of meeting face to face. The mundane things. The usually boring normal things discussed over coffee at a Starbucks.
So, I’m going to ask you a few personal questions. Hit me up in the comments section, and share:
What’s your crack?
Ever heard that expression “It’s my crack?” I take that to mean, it’s something I really really love. I’m addicted. I couldn’t imagine life without it.
It’s my crack. I live to game. Or, I love to game. Either way, gaming is where it’s at. Probably because it’s an escape. Much like reading, watching movies, or writing is. But the thing about gaming is, you get maximum output for minimum investment. Reading can be a hard slog sometimes. You know those big epic books? They can take an effort to get through. Writing’s the same (well, more of a slog really, writers, amiright?) But watching movies can be pretty lazy. No real investment, no real payoff.
But gaming…it just hooks me right in.
I enjoy a game with a great story and brilliant characters (Red Dead Redemption 2, The Witcher series, Dragon Age series), but am also somewhat satisfied by quick hack’n’slash titles (Diablo II & III). I haven’t found anything quite like gaming to totally yank my overstimulated INFJ brain away from reality for a couple of hours.
And, just like crack, it becomes addictive and damaging to my muse. If I’m at home, trying to write and I even glance at my xbox… chills. I did play Skyrim for about three years and wrote a buttload of fanfiction (probably 500,000 pages worth) in conjunction with gaming, but since laying Skyrim to rest, gaming has just gotten in the way of my writing.
Which is why I don’t write on weekends.
That’s the time for me, my horse, and the dewy fields of Ambarino (Red Dead reference).
What about you? What’s your crack? Does it impact on your ability to write? Does it help or hinder your writerly self?
Let’s get to know each other!