Saturday, October 03, 2009

Can you say 'Multi-tasking?'

It's a known fact in my family that I hate to waste time. I don't know why exactly, but I think it has something to do with my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Payne. Every time the poor woman would catch me goofing off in class, she'd simply smile and say,

'Sixty seconds in a minute, didn't take it, didn't chose it, but its up to me to use it.'

Gosh, I use to hate that poem! But as I've grown older, I see the wisdom in Mrs. Payne's words. I hate to waste time, even if it's driving through town, which if you've ever been to Atlanta can be an all day event. So what's a woman with a love for writing and a determination to squeeze every single drop out of the day to do?

Why, she gets a bunch of books on CD!

As a writer, I'm always interested in what's out there on the market, and let's face it; there's just not enough hours in the day to read EVERYTHING so books on CD are the perfect solution. Not only do I keep up with the latest trends in the market but I also gleem my writing skills. Something about listening to a novel brings out all those troublesome problems like repetition words, run-on sentences and weak character development and before I can hit the Downtown Connector, I've already learned something. I've accomplished something and I like the idea of that.

Now I'd like to hear from others--have you learned anything by listening to a book rather than reading it? What was it?

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