Wednesday, July 05, 2017

IWSG - Reading Instead of Writing


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I’ve made it back to the page, the blank one sitting in front of me, even if only for a moment. I won’t make this a long post. Suffice it to say that a full-time job really puts a dent in my writing time. I’m spoiled. I’ve had the chance to only write for so long that I’m really feeling the hit.
I won’t whine, but I will say that I miss my words. The way I’m making up for it is reading as much as I can. I just finished The Book Thief. For a book that I started a year + ago, I am floored. It might have taken me a long time to get into it, but when I did, wow, what a lesson in using words. What a strong and beautiful tale… (I have read other books in the meantime!)
Have you read anything interesting lately? 

 Please visit and thank...the awesome co-hosts for the July 5 posting of the IWSG,  Tamara Narayan, Pat Hatt, Patricia Lynne, Juneta Key, and Doreen McGettigan!

July 5th question: What is one valuable lesson you've learned since you started writing? 

Just because I like to write doesn't mean I don't like having a social life!  

"It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away."
BeeGees...
 

 

11 comments:

  1. My kids have a better social life than me, and they are below the age of ten!

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  2. I finally read THE NIGHTINGALE and was transfixed. Because I'm presently writing my seventh novel, I haven't been reading as much as I want to.
    One valuable lesson I've learned? Write the book that's within you, and don't write what you think will sell!

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  3. I'm sorry your writing time is limited now. Hope reading keeps you inspired though.

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  4. I've not had time to do much writing either. For me, it's a lot of editing right now and not on my own stuff.

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  5. I tried The Book Thief many years ago and didn't get past the first few chapters. Maybe I should give it another try sometime. I've enjoyed reading The Circle, Lilac Girls, and an autobiography of Eric Clapton. I'm currently reading A Man Called Ove. If my husband and sister hadn't praised it so much, I might have bailed on it as well. Not sure what my problem with this one is except I can see how the author is manipulating how his audience feels (or should feel) for the main character and it bugs me.

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  6. I'm glad your back to the page. I hope words start pouring out of you. :)

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  7. I recently read a couple of Carrie Fisher's memoirs, which, with the recent revelation that she actually died with a cocktail of drugs in her system, was a really heavy read in retrospect. I had assumed, rather naively I suppose, that she had cleaned up. But there was a whole lot of other stuff going on under the surface.

    http://www.cdgallantking.ca/2017/07/strangely-funny-iv-release-iwsg-july.html

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  8. Sorry you don't have time to write much Lisa. I didn't even realise you were working full time, when did that happen? I must have been asleep.

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  9. Well done Lisa - and good luck with that new job ... but you'll get back to your writing - you've lots of ideas for new stories and new books - and you've had success ... I bet your readers are wanting more ... they'll be waiting for when the time comes. Cheers, happy reading when not writing ... Hilary

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  10. Hi Lisa,

    Working can certainly get in the way of your passion for writing. The reading you're doing will, no doubt, be a positive catalyst as you try to get in some writing time.

    Indeed, the social life is very important. Sometimes, it makes for a good story.

    Take care and keep smiling.

    Gary :)

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