• Telling Your Story

    Writing Matters

    For me, the need to write builds up. I’ve started to think that if I don’t write when it gets built up, that the safety valve won’t hold. If I leave it too long I start to get agitated and mean about things around me. I guess it must be like running for some people, or even sex. It’s a form of release. So lately, when I’ve been wondering if I read too much and am not really a writer, I’ve been fooling myself. Maybe I was hoping that it was true to let me off the hook. After all, I wouldn’t begrudge being allowed to read more than I…

  • Telling Your Story

    Reading Matters

    I’ve often thought about keeping a record of the books because I lose track. Often I start reading a new book the day after I’ve finished the last. I have one rule, and that is to not start another book until at least 24 hours has passed. That way the book I’ve read has a chance of sinking in. A chance to digest. Sometimes it’s hard to stick to this rule. At times I try NOT to read because it stops me from writing. This makes me question whether I am more of a reader than a writer. But reading and writing do go hand in hand. I tell people…