Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The Need to Read
So over the weekend I took some 'me' time. With the family right down the hall. Buried my nose in a book or three and just read. Yeah, I broke to play with the kiddo, make meals (or at least call in the orders) and talk to my husband. But mostly, I read. I escaped into some of my favorite authors. Journeyed into a few happily ever afters with some great characters.
And my mood changed. Yeah, I'm still feeling a little stressed because, in addition to the fiction and non-fiction I'm also a fitness instructor and bebe is getting ready to start school and there is the volunteering that comes with that. But I realized halfway through the second book that I hadn't been reading. Yeah, I'd skimmed a few articles and looked at some pictures in magazines, but I hadn't sat down with any books since...well, before summer started.
For me writing - whether nonfiction or fiction - is tied in to reading. When I'm reading it makes me a better writer. I see connections between characters and plot that I don't always see when I'm so focused on writing that I'm not taking the time to read and enjoy other stories.
Do you find that to be true?
Hi! I'm Kristina, contemporary romance author, mom to bebe, wife to RadioMan, lover of all things Thin Mint. Probably have too many shoes, but every girl needs a vice. Love always matters. Repped by MacKenzie Fraser-Bub, Trident Media Group.
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