The Trouble with Writing Is It Gets in the Way of My Reading — A Rant

Writing exercise 3

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Rant: The trouble with writing is it gets in the way of my reading.

It’s a truth universally acknowledged — to write well, you must read widely. What is un-acknowledged is how difficult it is to do both.

When I dedicate the time necessary to make any progress in my writing, it leaves very little time for reading.

That’s all. Just a little rant on how hard it is find a balance.


About kymlucas

"Taking care not to take love too seriously." Writer of smart, fresh, contemporary romance and women's fiction. Blogging about writing, reading, and more recently, dealing with the ins and outs of breast cancer.
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4 Responses to The Trouble with Writing Is It Gets in the Way of My Reading — A Rant

  1. Dyanne Conner says:

    I understand completely. I find I have the same problem. All to often reading wins out and the writing lags behind. What to do? Quit my job! Devote the mornings to writing and the afternoons to reading. I won’t have a house or food but I’d be happy. 🙂


  2. Kristen Precht-Byrd says:

    And THEN try to find time to think about it all … the reading and the writing! *big sigh*


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