In Which the Reader is Stronger than the Writer

Alright, I’m gonna be real…

This week didn’t have a lot of progress–at least, not with writing. That’s not to say that I didn’t sit down at the computer and write some, but… well, this week, I was on a bit of a reading kick.

And “bit” is an understatement. What can I say? Each book I picked up was better than the last. And, you know, Stephen King says that you can’t be a good writer if you’re not an avid reader, so this totally counts as progress… right?

Right. (At least, that’s what I’m going to tell myself.)

So this week was spent experiencing the magic words rather than trying to work some of that magic myself. And, personally, I think breaks like that are important.

Recently, I’ve been trying to introduce more relaxation into my life. I’ve written before how I tend to be a very goal-centric person. But sometimes that also means I tend to a be a very stressed person.

Long story short… I’ve started meditating and giving myself permission to take breaks.

That’s what this week was all about: Not having to write, but doing it when I could. Placing a bit of fun and enjoyment higher on the to-do list.

Goals are great. Dreams are great. But you know what else is great? Being in a positive frame of mind so that you can actually enjoy both of those.

Plus… next month is November, so you know what that means… NaNoWriMo! (National Novel Writing Month.) I’m going to have my work cut out for me then, so I figure a reading spree now is nothing short of appropriate.

Oh… also Word-Maleerie is on Instagram now! So give me a follow or a like (or whatever it is you do on Instagram. I’m going to be honest… I know next to nothing about that social media platform. So… uh… wish me luck!)

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