IWSG - February
This month's question is: How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?
I think being a writer has changed my experience as a reader in a lot of ways. It's made me a less tolerant reader; if I'm not enjoying a book that I'm reading, I give up much quicker now! I suppose it's knowing that if I don't like the way something is written right from the start, that's not going to change if I soldier through. (For the most part!)
Sometimes I've found that being a writer has made it more difficult to just sit down and enjoy reading a book; you have to turn off the writer inside you, so that you're not constantly editing, or thinking about what you would have done differently.
On the other hand, if I'm reading something really good it motivates me to become a better writer - because I want to write something that someone else will love as much as I loved that book.
And now, an update on me:
My new job is going fantastically well; I'm really enjoying it, and getting used to the hours, so this month I'm determined to start my new blogging and writing schedule. This will include blogging more than once a week - at the moment the only regular post I have is my Celebrate the Small Things post on a Friday! Of course, I'm aiming to visit other bloggers a lot more as well, and hopefully actually do some writing for a change!