I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I used to be one of those writers that never found the time to read books. No, it’s true. I would write, revise, write, revise, and wonder why my stories weren’t turning out quite how I wanted them to. I soon realized that it was because I never read books! Books do more than entertain, they teach.
Not to worry though, I’m reading again and making up for lost time. My goal this year is to read at least forty books and I’m more than halfway through. Next year, my goal will be eighty. As I’m trying to reach my novel reading goal, I’ve noticed that I’ve been neglecting one of my favorite pastimes – reading magazines. That used to be my thing. I used to be all about magazines. I still am, but my time has recently been occupied by reading novels, articles, and blogs. This is in addition to re-writing and revising my short stories and novel while spending time with my family.
What’s a writer to do? I’m not so sure. I was thinking that I could dedicate one big block of time once a week to reading magazines, but I’ll have to test that out.
What’s on the roster?
And I’m thinking of subscribing to The Technology Review. That’s a lot for me to read considering that some of these magazines come in weekly. When do you fit in time to read your glossies?
In other news, I got two awards. One was the Liebster award from Marie of First Draft Café. Thanks Marie!
“The basic idea of the Liebster Blog Award is to showcase bloggers with less than 200 followers.” When you get the award, you keep the love going by giving it to
5 3 other bloggers (I’ve changed this to three) who have less than 200 followers.”
Here are the bloggers I’m passing the award along to:
1. Brittany of http://www.hillsandcorkscrews.com/ @Brittany1159
2. Roger Eschbacher of http://thenovelproject.blogspot.com/ @RogerEschbacher
3. Dawn M. Hamsher of http://thewritesoil.blogspot.com/ @DawnMHamsher
The other award was the Versatile Blogger award (which I’ve gotten before) from Elizabeth Varadan of Elizabeth Varadan’s Fourth Wish. Thank you!
The rules for award recipients of the Versatile Blogger award are as follows:
1. Thank the person who gave it to you and link back to them.
2. Tell seven things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to
15 1 (I’ve changed this to one) recently discovered blogs and let the blogger know.
I was recently tagged to reveal 10 random facts about myself, so I’m going to skip telling seven new things about myself. If you’re into learning 10 random things about me (and I know you are :p) you can read all about me here.
If you’ve read this far, you’ve probably noticed that I changed the number of bloggers to give these awards to. Why? Because even though I appreciate getting blog awards, I just don’t have the time to seek out twenty plus bloggers that don’t already have these awards. Also, I need to spend more time on my current WIP’s.
I pass this award onto the following blog owner:
1. Ashley Davis of http://www.voyagewriter.com/category/on-writing/ @ashleywrite
I wanted to leave you all with this awesome video I saw today:
Now back to my regularly scheduled novel.