Getting back to basics

I realized that as a writer, my reading track record has been so sucky! I’d go to the bookstore, buy a load of books and get some e-books, and then I’d never read them. They’d just sit on my dresser, or in my bookshelf or on my tablet.

It’s not like that I wasn’t interested, but other things would always come up. This basically means that I wouldn’t make the time for it. Now, it’s my new manuscript that I’m rewriting after receiving some notes. I was writing last week and happen to see the book pile on my dresser. I’d made a trip to Barnes and Noble, gotten about 4 books and there they were—sitting on my dresser with a light layer of dust on them.

I’m so ashamed. I can’t remember the last time I’d sat down and read a book; a book I hadn’t read before. Meanwhile, I was burning myself out harping on this one script and my mind felt stuck.

So I’ve decided to take a writing break on Mondays and spend that day reading books. This past Monday, I started reading Gone Girl. It was my hope to read this before watching the movie and now that the movie’s out, I hope to be done the book.

I’ll be done with it soon and will post my thoughts on it for the next #WriterWednesday post.

Oh yeah, NaNoWriMo is next month!! Can you tell I’m super excited? Are you guys participating? If you don’t know what it is, it’s a challenge where you write a novel– or at least start one– during the month of November. 50,000 words in 30 days. For more information, visit their site: nanowrimo.org

If you have a book you think I should check out, leave a note below or hit me up on the social medias.

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