Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Reading, Or Writing?

So, I'm about a month and a half into my reading goal for the year. Read 50 books. Simple. I've digested five so far.

I read slowly, so it consumes a good chunk of my time - time that could be used for writing! There's my dilemma. I've been tossing it around in my head. I hear the voices kind of like the old Looney Tunes cartoons where the angel and devil appear on a character's shoulders.

"Do it!"
"Don't do it!"

I believe that my reading will pay off. I mean, seriously, if you're a writer who doesn't read, what's the point? Still, I have been battling with the nagging voice in my head that says I'm spending too much time on reading and not enough on writing.

Anyone else feel the same pull? Just wondering. OK, back to my Kindle...

2 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm in the same boat as you. It's funny because I too set a target of 50 books per year. It's an investment. It's like marketing or extra study: you don't get an immediate benefit, but it's worthwhile in the long run.

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  2. It is an investment. So true. Wow! Where are you with your goal of 50 books? I'm keeping track of mine on Goodreads.com
    http://www.goodreads.com/pedro3
    We can spur one another on to our goal!

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