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Okay, you’re going to think this is weird.
You might even laugh.
But get this …
No, I’m not going to say I don’t have a TV–I do. And it’s on during Alex’s every waking moment.
The strange thing?
You sure you’re ready?
Are you sitting down?
Because you should be sitting down.
Okay. Here we go.
You know, after all this build up it’s probably going to be a big let down.
But in for a penny
in for a pound.
Okay. Here it is.
My big confession.
Watching TV is …
on my to-do list.
Because I really want to do it, and there are so many things I want to watch, but I just don’t have time.
And NOT watching TV, I think, is detrimental.
To my creativity.
I spend so much time on the Internet, or alone, or in my head …
And the only face-to-face human contact I have, sometimes for weeks on end …
is with my kids.
I forget, sometimes, how regular people–adult people, who aren’t family and aren’t disembodied voices that I read on my screen–interact with each other.
I’m forgetting how to relationship.
(Yeah, I just turned relationship into a verb.
And that sucks, because I write relationship books.
Which is what romance novels are, after all.
So, yeah. I need to get around to watching TV.
Just one of the thousand things on my to-do list.
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