Reading On Writing
It is difficult to read so much and not be compelled to write. Life has been coming at me pretty fast this past quarter. As I enter into the last quarter of the year, I wanted to focus on why I'm doing this in the first place. My love of reading and writing. Between work and school, I've lost my way a bit. I have more thoughts and stories in my heart than ever, but I haven't had much time or inspiration to get them out.
Earlier this week, I picked up 2 books for writing. The first is Inspiration and Motivation for Writers by Chloe Henderson. It was just the pick me up I needed to get back to clicking away on this computer. I finished reading this quote book in about 30 mins and it now sits on my desk next to my journal. One quote in the book about writing is close to what I say about reading all the time:
"If you lead a busy life, you might feel you don't have time to write your novel, but even the great writers experienced this when they started the path to becoming full time novelists. Use spare moments , such as the daily commute or waiting in line to jot down ides or read through a chapter that you have written."
I'm going to carry this thought with me over this last quarter as I strive to be even more purposeful with my time. The other book I'm into this week for writers is Draft No.4 by John McPhee On the Writing Process. McPhee is an author and writing professor at Princeton University. In the book he shares guidance, personal stories and experience as a writer.
A couple of years ago, I heard about Novel Writing Month which happens in November. I think this is the year I should get in the game. Writers are challenged to write a 50,000 page novel. So I'm going to use October to get a jump start on the writing process. I've never written 50 thousands words in one month or on one project. So I know I'm going to need to get my creative juices going and build the habit strength now. Wish me well...