Stephen King wrote: “If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write.” Thanks Mr King, that is incredibly validating because I enrolled in my degree program to learn how to write. Reading great fiction seemed like the logical first step to learning how to write properly.
In my work I write all the time, and I write for fun too. Mr King’s remark feels very true to me today. For the last several days I have been immersed in work projects that kept me away from reading imaginative texts and writing for school and for fun. My ability to write creatively, and to write about creative texts, certainly feels impaired after its absence from my routine. Today it feels so very good to settle down for some quality reading time.