Reading, writing and (thankfully no) ‘rithmetic

When authors are asked to give advice to fellow writers, they often say at least one of the two things:

1) write often

2) read lots

Solid pieces of advice, but difficult to implement in one’s daily life. I don’t know about you, but generally I have to choose between writing and reading on any given day because – short of quitting my job (I wish) – it’s hard to do both for a decent amount of time in 16 hours or less. My reading time is generally limited to 30-40 minutes before work, plus lunch time and then sometimes (though it’s rare) another 30-40 minutes before bed.

But today, since the frightful weather outside can only be described as a “class 3 kill storm” (note to self: add the clip from The Simpsons here) and the office closed early, I am going to indulge in a couple hours of reading (I gotta finish this book before Fiction Friday!). And maybe some tea! It’s times like this I wish we had a fireplace.

Because if there’s a better way to spend a snow day, I haven’t found it yet.

EDIT: This is what I think of every time we have a heavy snowfall:

I don’t like the sound of that “class 3”.

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