TV Research and Writing

file511249349101I read something recently about millennials and TV and their viewing habits but what struck me most was the number of hours they were watching daily. I think the average was around four hours. Four hours! That seems like a lot of TV.

Even though I work at home, I don’t have the TV on during the day unless it’s a weekend afternoon and there’s football. Or baseball. Or golf. But even then, I’m not watching so much as pacing. Getting stuff done and checking scores. Because if I sit to watch, it gets a little scary. Not for me so much, but Mister Man has been known to run screaming from the room when I get worked up.

But in the evenings, I watch a little TV for relaxation purposes. I have specific programs I like so I’ll watch for an hour or so and I’m done. Which is a long way to go to get to The Voice and how I love it. And how it inspired my latest post over at The Muffin called “Turning An Agent’s Chair.”

The writing of that post was downright zippy, but the research? That took hours.

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8 thoughts on “TV Research and Writing

  1. I don’t watch too much television, either. But I do watch movies, and that’s where I can lose hours. Now I’m curious to see how your tv habits inspired your Muffin post. So off I go to read it!

    • I know what you mean, Suzanne! There are movies that, once I see they’re on, I HAVE to stop and watch. Princess Bride, the Dark Knight Batman movies…Dirty Dancing. Yeah, I know, but I can’t help it. I mean, it’s dancing. And it’s dirty. 🙂

  2. Cathy–I love “The Voice” and “So You Think You Can Dance?” and part of the reason is those are contests for two things I cannot do. At all.

    • Yep, those are my faves, too. I can’t dance but I can appreciate good dancing. I think I’m a fabulous singer but the Junior Halls might beg to differ. (Doesn’t keep me from singing. In fact, I’m pretty sure I just sing louder.) 🙂

    • I wish, Linda! But something tells me a target audience of writers-who-want-agents wouldn’t be quite big enough. (Then again, there ARE a lot of writers out there!!)

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