Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Read, It Will Make You Better

The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes. ~ Dave Barry
I wonder why all writer's tell you that you should read a lot to help you write? I'm thinking it's because they want you to get completely distracted while reading their work, or even someone else's that you don't have the time to write.

What do you think?

I mean I have been reading Stephen King's The Dark Tower (currently in book 4, Wizard and Glass) and have absolutely no inclination to write anything, until I finish the story. That means I have three and a half more books to read, and they keep getting longer.

I'm sure there is an ulterior motive to it, I just know.

Excuse me while I head back to Roland and the gang. I'm sure I will be really motivated by then. If not, I'm going to head over to Maine (actually I'm headed there this summer) and knock on Mr. King's door.

I wonder if he'll answer.