The Sacrifices Of Being A Writer


Many years after Prison Break, I never watched a single episode of it. People keep talking about Game of Thrones, yet I don’t even know what its all about. I watched Gossip Girl(because my sister had brought it) years after people had watched it and moved on to the next important series of their life.

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On some weekends when I had digital TV subscriptions, I have had to turn it off and missed those Bisi Olatilo Shows, Dateline Abuja, Your View, even Natgeowild just so I could concentrate on writing.

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I have sacrificed the shame of not knowing who Anthony Joshua is or what whistleblowing means for a routine lifestyle of writing. Its that bad(covers face).

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Although I am not too sure that I would have still been a TV series gang member if I wasn’t still a busy writer. I think some things just aren’t in one’s nature. The best way to unwind for me, is to have a Karen Kingsbury or Francine Rivers novel beside me. I love me joor.

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When I appear in places(church especially) complaining of headache and looking tired on a Sunday morning, they all look at me as if I just grew some horns in my head.

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They can’t wrap their heads around the fact that I am always complaining of being tired when I have the whole weekend. But what they fail to understand is that I barely sleep for 3hours before jumping out of bed by 5 or 6am to prepare for church. I have to rush out before 7am.

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Abeg, what is whistleblowing? Who is the muscular Anthony Joshua who is currently trending on social media with his pictures(which you can’t fail to notice) splattered all over the street of facebook?

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What’s the content of the book that former President Jonathan just wrote? What is the state of Sai Baba’s health? What is even happening in Nigeria? Would someone be kind to fill me in?

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After all the hype about Wedding Party, I just watched it last month when I got it from some nice girls at Ribadu Hall, ABU, Zaria. I could not even do a review again because I felt time had passed. I had already read countless reviews on it. Now, they are even planning a sequel to it. So what the heck?

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Now, I am back to not even subscribing to digital TV. I am listening to Asa’s Bibanke while working. People that are so stuck with TV, how do you people do it? Have you tried listening to soul inspiring music when you are home alone and you have lost your muse?

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Or you listen to good oldies like Obey’s Miliki Express? Or to Sinach? Frank Edwards? You don’t know what you are missing.
Suddenly it feels like 24hours isn’t even enough again because I have load of books I bought but not yet had time to read.

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Of course, the excitement of MY BOOK keeps me awake too. Someone said he cried on two occasions while reading it. You can still contact me through my email to pre-order it. Few copies will be available. Cost of publishing went up, not my fault.

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I managed to force myself to sleep around 2 am last night. Or maybe I just couldn’t get past the eerie feeling of some ghosts walking around at night.

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You know, sometimes I peep out of my window in the middle of the night, expecting to see a ghost, miniature creature, bush baby or something sinister but the night appears very calm with beautiful stars in the sky. What stares back at me is the covered car of my neighbour and the stillness of the night.

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Lest I forget…what is whistleblowing? Is it a Facebook group?(pun intended) Like whistleblowers association? Or a modernised form of MMM? You are free to yab me in the comment box because I don’t know whistleblowing. At least, since you have been abusing PMB, he’s still the President. And to even pepper you more, he’s now working from home(lol). Happy New Month

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Yetunde Olasiyan

May, 2017

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