“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
I’m alive!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been knee deep in writing and reading. I have finished book 1! I felt like I was sprinting to the end of the book. I don’t even want to look at it for a while so I am working on book 2 which has been a great and fun change of pace. I plan on working on it for a while and then I will go back to book 1 with fresh eyes.
Anyway, concerning my quote above. When I haven’t been writing, I’ve been reading. A lot. Reading as many books as you can get your hands on is just as important as practicing your writing skills.
“A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.”
I certainly have been using my whetstone 😛 This last year, I had been taking public transportation through the Windy City in order to get to work. It’s about 45 minutes each way and I always carry a book with me. As a result, I have been devouring book after book. I think that every book helps in your writing. It’s just as important as writing a blog to practice your style.
Sorry if this post reads a bit disjointed. I am multitasking. I wanted to at least reach out to wordpress and let everyone know that I am still alive and kicking.
And now I leave you with a question: what books do you like to read? How does reading help you in your writing?