It’s been a few long, hard months finishing up the most recent edit for my book, but I’m within pages of formatting it and shipping it out to agents.
With all the hard work and long nights after work polishing my story, I felt the need for a writing break.
So, today, aside from a few hours spent at a baby shower, I’ve enjoyed a couple books, lazing around the house and feeling cozy and sleepy while I read. Like I’m sitting cuddled up in front of a blazing fire in the middle of winter sipping hot chocolate.
A reading day was much needed.
Here are the books I’ve been reading today:
“The Nethergrim” by Matthew Jacobin
“Hooked – Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One and Never Lets Them Go” by Les Edgerton. (I know it’s a book about writing, but it still counts as a good read).
“Egg & Spoon” by Gregory Maguire
They’re all interesting for different reasons, and I’ve been pawing my way through them.
I’m a polygamous reader, if you know what that means. I rarely read only one book at a time because most books can’t hold my attention long enough to read straight through in one go. But since I read well over a hundred novels/reference books/non-fiction/etc per year, I’m not really worried about my reading style.
As a writer, these reading days are essential. At times, we can get so mired in the logistics and demands of writing we forget that writers first began as readers. Usually voracious readers. So I’m working on my voracity today. 🙂
Go ahead. Grab a book, curl up in bed/on a couch/a big comfy pillow and read, read, read to fill your heart and mind with fresh faces, new ideas, and an ever-widening view of the world.
Happy reading!! (And writing, too).
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin,
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss,
“Her soul belongs to words and books. Every time she reads, she is home.”