Oooooo, and today I'm mysterious.
To Read Or To Write-That Is The QuestionOne of the things I see a lot is that if you intend to write you MUST read.
I completely agree. (How else would you know if what you write has any appeal? And how else can you learn and grow?) But I have noticed something about myself: the more I write, the less I read.
It's an interesting phenomenon. When I'm really caught up in my writing and writing a decent amount every day, I just don't have the inclination to read. It feels too much like work.
Fortunately, when I just can't stomach the idea of writing or I'm really lacking in inspiration, I love to read. I've re-read lots of books that I really liked just to see how the author wrote them and why I think they were successful. And then I just read the stuff I want to read too. It's fun!
I just think it's funny that when I write I don't read, and when I'm really reading a lot, I don't write.
Does anyone else have this problem? Or maybe it's not a problem. Or maybe I'm crazy (or maybe that's a separate issue).