I think I’ll struggle with this my entire life.
By Booktube standards I’m a slow reader. In the past, I’ve averaged about three books per month when I’ve managed to balance reading and writing. Every morning I read while having a coffee and milo (mixed together), I write for five to fifteen minutes depending on how quick I get ready for work, do the rest of my required writing once home and then try to read again before bed for half an hour.
This is what I’ve called a balance in the past. I write and I read, but lately, I’ve been reading more than ever. Sometimes for two hours in the evening. This means I’m not inspired to write. I do not want to open my manuscript.
I want to read for hours every day but also feel like writing.
I don’t feel like writing until I’m actually writing and I remember how much I enjoy it. Thinking like this makes me wonder how I ever got into writing, and when the desire faded. I do enjoy it, as I said, but I hardly ever want to open it. It’s the habit which keeps me there.
Habit is what I need to develop. My motivation levels need to adjust to the extra reading.