This is my pile of books to be read. I know, it is an embarrassment of riches. Some of these are books I've been waiting months to get my hands on. So why am I writing about the books instead of snuggled up in bed with one right now? Because I'm in writing mode. When I'm in writing mode, I live with my character's voices in my head. Essentially, I live in a world that I'm making. When I read, I'm transported to the world someone else created. Sometimes, I find coming back hard. (As I write this, I'm imagining a sort of portal between worlds--there are inherent risks to travel!) Seriously though, days I settle down with a book are rarely days I make any progress on my own stories. So, I ask my fellow writers--how about you? Does reading ever interfere with your writing? Do you have any tricks for overcoming this challenge?
I try not to let reading interfere with my writing and try to find something in a completely different genre/time period to read. Or if I'm writing from a female point of view I try to find a book written from a male POV.ReplyDelete
Funny you mention male POV. I'm working on a short romance right now that will be entirely male POV. There really aren't a lot of romances told strictly from the male perspective, so we'll see how this works out.ReplyDelete
Seems like these days everything interferes with my writing, but as far as reading is concerned, I do audiobooks. They're good for listening to while cooking/feeding the baby/doing chores, and for some reason feel more like watching a movie than reading.ReplyDelete
I love the image of the portal between worlds! And your WIP sounds great. A male POV romance... delicious.ReplyDelete