Wednesday, February 2, 2011
As a writer I have goals to get published, write more, revise! Each time I get a work of mine from one stage to another, I feel a slight thrill of triumph. But, as you know, there is more to being a writer than writing.
In my goals, it doesn't say read five books a month, seven articles a week or anything else. I could say I am too busy writing to read but... When I am faced with decisions of cutting things out of my daily routine, I confess reading is easy to cross off. Reading is seen as recreational and is therefore subject to scrutiny the instant my life gets hectic. Do you stop most reading when you're busy? If not, how do you incorporate it into your schedule?
Writing without reading is like fishing in a toxic waste dump; you may catch something but it isn't going to be what you had hoped. When I am busy, I tend to stick more to other writers' blogs and internet articles until I can find space for a stack of books but don't know if this is enough.
Do you have reading goals this year?
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