What I noticed is that I didn’t read much and I didn’t write much, either. It seems the two are connected. At least, they were for me this week.
I guess I need to immerse myself in fiction—in all aspects of fiction—to be my most productive self. I need to read, write, edit… all these things combine to make me a better writer. And I fell short this week in two of those categories.
In January, I read a few books, edited for two clients, wrote an eighty-thousand-word first draft in only sixteen days, blogged for two sites in addition to my own PLUS wrote some guest posts for a blog tour, and I still had time to begin other projects. February is starting slower in all categories. Not liking that! I’ll need to start making changes to turn this month around.
What about you? Are you more productive when you make time to read? Or does reading take time away from your productivity? Let’s talk about it.
As always, wishing you productivity and balance.
And now, this week’s links:
Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:
- Merit in Older Works (Story Empire)
- Ultimate Grammar Cheat Sheet (Romance University)
- Password Excerpt (Staci Troilo)
- The Middle Child | Writing a Series (Story Empire)
- Scheduling and Time Management (Romance University)
- Friday Book Share (Story Empire)
- Marketing with a Pseudonym (Romance University)
Posts by others in the industry:
- The Waking Up Scene: Why is it bad/How to fix it (Fiction University)
- Avoid Being Wordy (A Writer’s Path)
- A Different Perspective on Social Media (The Write Conversation)
- A Lesson in Deep POV (Kill Zone)
- SciFi/Fantasy World Building (Fiction University)
- Making Minor Characters Matter (AutoCrit)
- 9 Tips to Improve Your Writing (A Writer’s Path)
- Writing the Synopsis (The Write Conversation)
- Better Chances at a BookBub Feature (BookBub)
- 25 Writing Quotes (My Book Cave)
- Self-Doubt and Imposter Syndrome (The Creative Penn)
- What Writers All Have in Common (StoryFix)
- Choosing the Right Main Character (Well Storied)