Procrastination: Read, instead of Write

Yesterday a friend shared with me a writing quote that was very inspiring. It turned out it was from a book I have, but have not yet read. I’ve had to resist the temptation to go pull it off the shelf and start reading it.

One of the best ways I know to procrastinate on my writing – is to read about writing. How perfect! I can read about writing instead of doing it!

So far, I am managing OK to avoid this – probably because I’ve had a good run lately with my actual writing. I’m getting lots done and it is progressing well.

But Beware the Writing Book. It is procrastination poison in a candy-wrapped shell!

© writingreading, 2008

One Response to Procrastination: Read, instead of Write

  1. Kathryn says:

    I love a good Writing Book to make me feel like a writer without actually writing anything! Currently No Plot No Problem and Fiction Writer’s Workshop have let me believe I am doing something useful for my writing, when in fact I have been procrastinating. As I am now.

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