It’s been a week and a half now that I’ve decided to lessen my television viewing to almost non-existence (like I said, I have to get in my 24). That includes Netflix and YouTube consumption. How has that impacted my writing and reading? I’m glad you asked.As far as my writing…well…(*doing my best Monk impression*) here’s the thing:My main computer went on the fritz. I’ve spent days now backing up files, attempting to get hard drives to work, taking apart computers, and trying to get that up and running. Yes, I have two laptops which is what I’m working on right now but I have other things to do on top of all that. So the writing suffered a bit. If you noticed, I haven’t posted anything in a while and that would be the reason.

However, my reading has been going along at a steady clip. I recently started a new fiction book by Frank Peretti called Prophet. It is okay so far. Getting slightly better as I’m a little over a third of the way through the book. This is going much faster than the Robert Jordan book I recently finished. They’ll be a review forthcoming.

Not only am I reading more personally but I’m reading more with my wife. We read a few chapters together every night in from the Word of Promise audiobook. We’ve been doing it for quite a while now but it seems that we’re not distracted afterwards and take more time to discuss what we’ve read. Been enjoying that as well.

Had an online buddy who started the challenge with me then puttered out in the first week. But here’s what I thought was cool: he refocused, got serious, packed up his distractions (video games and television) and got busy. Now he’s being much more productive. Kudos my man. That’s what I’m talking about. Do what’s necessary to do what’s necessary.

In the time that I’ve been away from the television, I’m recognizing that this is more than just a 30-day challenge.This a lifestyle change. I like it. As I round week two and begin the slow process of getting my main computer back online, I will be writing more. That’s a good thing…or not. Depends on who you are.

Speaking of writing…time to get to work on some.

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