This month’s Round Robin topic is: What is your favorite time and place to read? How about writing time? Do you have to make time?
Do you have a ritual or is your plan helter-skelter? What’s your method?
A favorite time and place to read? Whoever heard of such a thing? 😉 I will read any time and anywhere. (Well, except perhaps a rollercoaster or while I’m swimming. Water and books don’t mix well. Nor does puke and books.) I have been known to stay up all night if the book is good enough and even walk and read at the same time. I guess it’s a result of loving read. (grin)
As for writing time, I do it whenever I can. Most often, it’s late at night while lying in bed… if I’m lucky. At that point, there is very little else I can do except sleep. So, I can justify working on my own manuscript. Sad, I know. There have been many days I haven’t had the opportunity to write. So, you could easily say my plan is helter-skelter, sort of like my writing process.
I am on the verge of finishing up a manuscript that has been in the making since 2007. Yup, nearly 8 years, but, honestly, I stopped working on it for a number of years. I’d written myself into a corner, or so I thought. Since November, I’ve added over 30,000 words with my new regimen. The end is nigh… if I can just finagle a few more writing sessions out of my life.
And you? Where do you read and/or write?
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Heidi M. Thomas
You’re right about water and books not mixing. I used to read in the bathtub; that is until a library book slipped from my hands. Oops! They were very nice at the library when I returned it and bought them a new copy of the book. How embarrassing!
As for seven years on a book? Heck I’ve been working on one for fourteen. My only excuse is every page I seem to run into an obstacle I must research. You’re doing good!
Fourteen years, Robyn. I suppose I have nothing to complain about at all. LOL Of course, I don’t have the excuse of research.
I know a lot of people read in the bathtub, but I’d be worried I’d do something like you did.
Interesting thought about reading on a roller coaster. I have a Kindle and love it for the convenience. I’ve been known to read in line at the grocery story, in the doctor and dentist’s offices and while waiting to die when my husband gets road rage. I don’t write in bed though. I’m usually asleep when my head hits the pillow. Old age and Xanax do that for ya! Loved your post.
I can read and write in bed. Some nights, I can’t keep my eyes open, but, others, if my husband isn’t trying to get me to watch a show, I will write. 😀
No way could I write in bed before I fall asleep. I’d be out like a light before I typed one word.
And 30,000 words is a great addition. Keep at it.
I’m almost there, Beverley. I can see the finish line off in the distance. Now to get there. LOL
The best part of being retired (except for my writing) is that I can sleep in when I read late which is far more often than not. A great book might keep my up all night, but most nights I’m still reading at 1:30 at least.
My days of reading all night ended in college. Perhaps that will change once my daughter is full-grown. 🙂