Friday, January 24, 2014

Reading and Writing

Reading and writing are two of my favorite things to do.  I got away from both of them for the longest time, because I felt like I just couldn't do them.  That was part of the stifling in my marriage.  If I tried to write, the words wouldn't come out.  If I tried to read, I was constantly interrupted.  Never mind that I was ignored all the time, but crack open a book and forget it--give me all your attention.  But that's not what I'm writing about today.

Today, I'm happy that I'm reading and writing again.  I've set reading goals and so far I'm on track.  I had to adjust my reading goal. At first I had set it to read 5 books per week.  Now, back in the day, that wouldn't be a problem--I read at least one book a day, sometimes more.  Now, I don't want to set myself up for failure, so I'm shooting for 5 books per month:

1 romance
1 mystery/thriller
1 other
1 non-fiction
And 1 "real" book, e.g., not on the Kindle

Now, this month, I'm exceeding my goal because I found out that two of my favorite authors will be in town soon--Sue Monk Kidd and Jen Lancaster.  So, I downloaded their newest books to read and I will actually buy the hardback when I go there for their autographs.  It's so exciting.

The writing portion of my goals is a little tougher and I have to have a schedule and really stick to it or it won't happen.  So far though, I've expanded on my writing by writing this blog and my other, shared blog--three days a week each.  I journal several times a week--that goal is for every day, but I don’t always have something to say.  I'm working on that though . . . Even if it is just to say, thank you for the day, I need to write it down.

In the meantime, it's time to stop writing this and start reading.

Until next time, much peace and love . . . .


  1. I used to LOVE to read books--humor, mostly. But now all I have time for is reading blogs, LOL. I have 20 new books sitting on my desk that I haven't even opened yet...

    1. I totally feel you on that. I'm following soooo many blogs now (thank goodness for Bloglovin' or I'd be screwed).

      Thanks for stopping by. :)