Saturday, September 19, 2009

Obsession

I have a sister-in-law who is obsessed with Celtic Woman. Yes, obsessed, and she'll admit to it. She buys every c.d., every concert DVD, follows forums, hoardes details, travels nationwide for their shows. Obsessed.

I have a friend who's obsessed with vampires, a la Twilight. She admits it, too, and her obsession has spread to any number of the new vampiric television shows, and all the novels she can, um, sink her teeth into.

Obsession as defined by merriam-webster.com : a persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling; compelling motivation.

It dawned on me moments ago that I should own up to my own obsession. You know, writing.

33 comments:

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Good for you! Admitting it is the first step! That's a great one to have!

Lazy Writer said...

It's better than many other obsessions, isn't it?

Melanie Avila said...

I was worried you'd call me out for the Twilight-obsessed friend, but that's really more of a joke. At least at this point. :P

I'm obsessed with Bejeweled. There, I said it.

Analisa said...

I am way to fickle(in worldly things) to have an obsession but I have obsessed about the following.

1. The TV show Lost-this obsession will return in Jan.
2. Herbie Hancock-I don't even like jazz that much but he looked like an old boyfriend.
3. Mahjong- I have passed this on to my son
4. Blogging-oh this might be one that is not fleeting.
5. Leaving comments on blogs, I love a place where my opinion is encouraged. LOL

Janna Qualman said...

Kristen - What comes after admission? Publication? :P

Lazy Writer - I think so, too. :)

Melanie - Good on ya. *grin*

Analisa - I LOVE mahjong!

Deb Shucka said...

Compelling, yes. Unreasonable, certainly not. And this particular obsession has us in such great company. :-)

Janna Qualman said...

Deb - I can think of it as unreasonable only in regards to the demands writing places upon us. But then maybe that's the way of separating those who will from those who won't.

Angie Ledbetter said...

I have a triple obsession -- reading, writing and poetry. Wheeeeeeee! :D

thedomesticfringe said...

That's a good obsession for you to have!
-FringeGirl

JLC said...

My father likes Celtic Women too.

I am certainly glad that you are obsessed with writing, especially since you are so talented with it.

Hubby and I were talking about this a while ago, and I was explaining that I really couldn't get passionate about anything beyond my family. There are many things that I enjoy, but nothing that I am passionate about.

Karen said...

They're right. Your obsession is quite a good one. In fact, where would we be without the written word? I have a few, and I will mention one.

Well, I don't really obsess over chocolate, just like it now and then. Especially after lunch, or when I'm writing, or sometimes if I'm stressed. But no way am I obsessed. Say, have you ever tried the Lindt chocolates?

Tess said...

I've never even heard of Celtic Woman

and do you know what is so cool about that? There are so many people in this world that there is plenty of room for fans of all kinds of stuff. What one person obsesses over, another has never even heard of.

That is so cool because it reminds me of what a huge audience there is for our writing.

Thoughts like that give me hope.

Janna Qualman said...

Angie - Whooooooooo!

FG - Thank ya!

JLC - I admire that. I think you should be commended. On the other hand (and I have this same concern with my best friend), I don't want you to ever find yourself - after your kids are grown and gone - fumbling to find something you can call your own. I think you should explore, and find something else to embrace. Not more important, just different.

Karen, I haven't! But I saw their truffle commercial last night. I will certainly have to try 'em and report back. :)

Tess - You have made an excellent point, and I enjoy thinking about that, too. Thanks!

sherrinda said...

Hhhmmm, I've been obsessed with reading and Bejeweled lately. I wish I was more obsessed with writing, but I keep hearing books call to me. :)

septembermom said...

Celtic Woman is great! Not a bad obsession at all. We're all glad that you are obsessed with writing. Your readers are happy too!

kimmirich said...

i like CW too! Great to see your obsessions are healthy. ; )

Janna Qualman said...

sherrinda, nice to see you hear. :) I've heard of bejeweled, but never once played it. I need another game to play like I need another obsession. ;)

septembermom - Well aren't you just full of fine compliments tonight. :) Thanks.

Kimmi! As always, good to see you. Hope you're well!

Sharla said...

Ha! Yes, this writing obsession we all have...boy I wish it was as strong as other UNhealthy ones I have.

-Facebook
-Bejeweled Blitz off and on
-Blogging
-Reading about writing, thinking that since it's the same subject it counts...lol
-Food. Love food. Too much!

Terresa said...

Yes, writing. I love to read about writing, write and then write some more. And then think about writing. That and chocolate and thrift stores are my obsessions.

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Writing is a great obsession and I join you in that obssession! I'm glad there is no cure for it and no matter how much you get of it, you crave more!

Janna Qualman said...

Ooh, Sharla, food. Yes, me too!

Terresa - You're a junker? I'm a junker. Thrift stores are awesome.

Donna - Let's hope they never find a cure. ;)

Amy Mullis said...

I am obsessed with playing FarmTown on FaceBook. But I've started a 12-step program to find a cure. Any second now I'm going to sell off my pigs. Starting. . .now. No, now. No. . .now. No. . . .

Jessica said...

LOL Janna. So very true! And I have to add that I'm also obsessed with reading. Blogs, books, the back of cereal boxes... ahem.

Janna Qualman said...

Amy - I.don't.believe.you. You've been saying that for months!

Jessica - How was your weekend?

Nadine said...

Hmm... I'm trying to think of my current obsession. Ahh, Top Chef. There we go. I heart that show! Can't wait for it to air each week!!

Lori said...

I have a terrible obsessive nature. But yeah, you can achieve some great things out of obsessions sometimes, right? So let's put them to work.

Janna Qualman said...

Nadine - Why am I not surprised? :)

Lori - A saving grace.

Amy Mullis said...

Okay, you're right. I bought another pig. I feel so. . .refreshed and renewed! And I have this sudden urge to plant pineapples!

Janna Qualman said...

*gasp* Amy, you didn't! After all your therapy.

Angie Muresan said...

At least your obsession is a productive, non-fattening one. I obsess over chocolates and a great espresso.

Janna Qualman said...

Angie - Thanks for visiting! And I, too, have a coffee obsession. But I like 'em iced. *grin*

Woman in a Window said...

um, if we've more than one does that make us lucky or less fortunate?

Janna Qualman said...

Woman - I'd like to say it means we're well-layered and more complex, interesting creatures. ;)