So, contrary to expectations, the last week of February has been the week that I finally got into my revision, even though of course it was supposed to be my focus for the month overall. And March, I am getting back to covers, so by the time you read this, hopefully, I will have started that. I don’t have much to do with them, though, so I should still be able to get some revision in as well. I just started, but so far, the revision is going well.
I also started a new day job, so my schedule has changed, and I am planning on making more of an effort to add walking and yoga to my daily routine. We will see how it goes.
And, as this is the first Monday of the month, that means it is Insecure Writers Support Group day!
Optional Monthly Question
March 3 question – Everyone has a favorite genre or genres to write. But what about your reading preferences? Do you read widely or only within the genre(s) you create stories for? What motivates your reading choice?
This is a good question for March because I am also hoping to integrate more reading into my schedule, particularly at night. I have not been reading as much as I like to. But typically, it goes the other way. I used to read much more broadly than I do now. These days, I tend to default to easier reading, mostly cozy mysteries. I do write cozy mysteries, of course, but I also write in lots of other genres. And sometimes, when I read a book in a different genre, it will inspire me to write something in that genre as well.
What motivates my reading choice? I like to discover new things, but I also like to continue reading something I have started to love. It seems once I get into a series, I just want to keep reading that series. And then, I also like to read the work of other writers I know, or new writers I haven’t heard of. When I was a teacher, I tried to read the books my students read. But in general, I read pretty much everything. It just hasn’t been in the forefront of my mind lately, which is why I want to get back to it.
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