Entertainment options

January 15th, 2008 • Kate

As the WGA strike rolls on — a strike we here at kt literary fully support — a sad fact is that many of our favorite tv shows aren’t around to entertain us between marathon sessions of query-reading, shoe-shopping, and deal-making. What to do, what to do?
While I could spend hours mesmerized by HGTV, and the lure of an easy decorating makeover, I’m sure there’s other great entertainment out there.
What are you doing during the strike to fill the void? Watching tv on DVD? Catching up on reality shows, or updating your Netflix queue? Running out to the movies to try to see all possible Oscar nominees?
Or using the time to polish your manuscript, or draft a new one? What about reading the recent Newbery, Caldecott and Printz winners?
And speaking of Printz winners, if you haven’t already seen John Green of Brotherhood 2.0’s video on the Writers Strike, do go watch it. We’ll be here when you get back.

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5 Responses to “Entertainment options”

  1. Trish Says:

    I've been catching up on my reading. For some reason I started the first books in Libba Bray's and Scott Westerfeld's series, but never kept going. So when The Sweet Far Thing came out, I decided to start over from the beginning. And when my daughter came home from school with Uglies, I thought I'd give it another try. I've since finished that whole series, too. I loved them both.

  2. Anon #1 Says:

    I could easily become an HGTV junkie! But, my creative head is prevailing and I am dividing my time between reading and working on Book 2. Also, spending a little more time at the gym after work – which is a good thing!
    The John Green interview is very good – thanks for posting the link.

  3. Caryn Says:

    I actually, um, don't have television. I have a television, sure, but no cable and no tv stations. So I'm doing what I always do: writing, reading (a lot!), spending too much time on the internet, watching movies (yes, most of them through Netflix), and spending time with family/friends. Oh, and audio books are a great respite.

  4. mary beth Says:

    YouTube, iTunes, Gilmore Girls reruns, time at the YMCA and books…lots and lots of books.

  5. Fie Eoin Says:

    Since I hardly watch TV the writer's strike hasn't been a huge problem for me. But it has taken away my computer time because now my husband has nothing to watch! So I'm working hard on editing Fie Eoin to the point that I'm happy enough to start sending it out (do you ever actually reach that point?), finally made myself a website, and started a writing group since everyone else has so much free time 🙂