I’ve been spending some time rethinking my reading and writing goals. I still haven’t picked up a book as of late, and I really need to get going. There are so many wonderful books out there. My problem is that I’ve currently concentrated on my blog. It’s paid off too. After all these years of writing for myself, I am finally beginning to create an audience, which I enjoy and is wonderful. It is just the beginning. Somehow I have to get organized and find balance between reading and writing, between planning and execution. I know I can do this. I’m just frustrated that everything is taking so much longer than I’d like.
Below are some great writing – and reading – posts I’ve been meaning to discuss.
I love the Collaborative Writer. As you can see from the titles above, she tackles subjects other writers don’t want to discuss or subjects that may seem obvious at first. I particularly liked her discussion of the trials and tribulations of Knowing You’re A Writer From An Early Age. I think most writers can relate at some level.
Both of the posts above from Writer Unboxed inspire me. I take a very long-term view of what I want to accomplish with my writing, blogging or otherwise. I’m glad I’m not the only one. I’m just getting warmed up. The same goes for reading.
Speaking of which… below is a series of posts discussing the importance of reading purposely to inform your writing. This is precisely why I began keeping lists of books I want to read and books I already read, as well as where I got the book – own versus library. This series takes it to a whole new level. I’ve read this advice other places as well. I’m going to have to carefully consider it. I’m not doing enough to record my thoughts on what I read. Wonderful stuff if you are serious about reading and writing.
- Down, Not Out (russelllindsey.wordpress.com)
- The Year of the Unschool MFA (flourish.dreamwidth.org)
- Continuing Education May Make You Wiser, But Richer? (getrichslowly.org)
- Where does a new writer go to learn? (cherylmurphywrites.wordpress.com)
- When You Feel Down About Your Talent as a Writer (storycirclenetwork.wordpress.com)