Herb Sutter points out that Arthur C Clark got it right, the temptation to consume media is now overwhelming.
I loves me my comics, TV, books, movies MP3s, radio and video games. I'm not giving them up. Entirely. But I am cutting back. Enough that I can continue to make the things I enjoy making.
Personal note: A big culprit for me is NetFlix. I feel a compulsion to "work through" the queue I made, and to maximize the value of my subscription. I won't sacrifice creative time to NetFlix so much anymore.