What the hell? It’s May already??
Ack! 2009 is nearly half over and what have I got to show for myself this year? hmmm… not a lot, unfortunately.
Remember how I posted my grand plans – I was being all organised and stuff. Oh my, that so just did not happen. I can’t blame anything bar my own inconsistency. Seems this year I have become an incompetent hot mess. I’m not entirely sure why, but a certain inability to get a good nights sleep rates right up there as guess #1.
So where am I going with this post? Well, I’ve been beating myself up a hell of a lot about my production, which makes me feel like writing less and less, and I realised something a couple of days back: It’s okay just to be a reader for a while.
Reading is how I got into this game, and reading is no doubt how I’ll get out of it at some stage, so why am I beating myself up about being a reader for a while, instead of a writer? Being a good writer is hard, you pour much of your heart and soul into getting stories just right. It can take a lot out of you. So why not jump back onto the other side of the fence for a while? Be a reader and just enjoy the wonderful stories other people have written.
After all, without readers there would be no need for books!