Haven’t been writing "too" much lately, reading has gotten in the way.
I just finished a few Stephen king novels, the stand and under the dome, also I just finished the second book of the hunger games series, in fact about 2 minutes ago and about to start on number 3, mocking jay.
Every time I sit down to revise my work, I find myself longing to read and end up doing so after just a few minutes.
If I ever want to get done I need to stop reading so much, maybe after “mocking jay” I’ll make a goal to finish and set my prize at a new book to read.
The good thing about reading is it helps you see what to do or not to do… it gives inspiration and hope when you read something that is horrible and you’re sure your doing better. It gives you a sense of how a good book should feel, read, grow and finish.
The bad thing about reading is how much time it takes up—time that I have very little to spare. Also it begins this deep yearning to read more, find that next great adventure, soon you’re reading and not writing.
I guess after this rant what I am trying to get at is this: how do you separate your writing time and reading time?
One other question that just popped into my head, if you don’t mind answering, is this: is there such a thing as to much tragedy in a book you like to read. I hear more and more you need to be a sadist when it comes to writing, make you chars suffer.
Now I do agree there needs to be hardships, but there must be jubilation as well, at least enough the reader can relax and connect to the true sense of the characters.
Thx for any comment you might leave. I just can’t post that often, normally I only post when I really need help. I don’t want to bore the wonderful readers of this blog with trivial stuff—stuff I normally write on a daily basis.