Other media is pulling on my consciousness today. By other media I mean TV, movies, internet, etc, etc...
For some reason I find myself thinking a lot about how those things influence my writing. Is it good? Is it bad? Is it trivial?
The good: helps improve writing ability, forces me to think of plot building and character development. It helps me to understand the importance of pacing.
The bad: distracts me from actually working. It can reinforce bad habits I may not be aware of. It distracts me from actually working ;-).
Is it trivial? To a degree yes... but like a disease, it can start out small and meaningless then one day grow into a metastasized behemoth forcing out the other organs and important functions until there is only room left for itself.
And there it is. My thoughts on "other media". My mind is a terrible thing.