But I have been reading a lot in bed, reading for pleasure, mind you, and been feeling a little guilty about it. At first, I was sick, then I was tending to the sick, so that was as good a reason as any to read for entertainment, and not enlightenment. Usually, my reading is a mix of the two.
I edited/proofread one of my pieces to be published in an upcoming anthology, and was surprised how much what I had read made me edit so much better. A less passive voice, more active/ varied verbs, sparing adjectives, adverbs only when needed. (The link is from an author who is busy eliminating adverbs!)I wonder if everyone feels that their reading affects their revision skills quite so directly.
I have been a tardy blogger, which is to say, I have not blogged at all. An an even tardier blog-visitor. (I found this useful post on writing and creativity though!)Hopefully that would change for the rest of the month.