For those of you with e-readers, I'm wondering if you have the same "problem" I do--the temptation to read instead of write. Like many others, having an e-reader is making me read more.
The convenience of having hundreds of books in my purse allows me to snatch moments to read during the day when I might have wasted my time. Waiting rooms, during car repairs and kids' music lessons--I can spend this time reading.
I have access to more books than I normally would. I've bought many, downloaded some for free, and also read electronic galleys for review. It seems I'll never run out of books to read.
And therein lies the problem. Some of my reading is taking the place of moments when I used to write. Yes, I could argue that reading broadly is helping me as a writer, but if I'm really honest, there are days when I'd rather read than write. It's easier. And I can convince myself I'm accomplishing something.
If I ever get the chance to get away to a lonely cabin to write. I'd better not bring my Kindle. How about you? How do you resist the temptation to read (or something else) instead of write? (by the way, I was good this weekend. I got down several thousand new words.)