So pretty much 2015 for me so far? Busy. Very busy.

I’ve been working on my writing retreat. Finally nailed down a desk and bookcase combination I’m happy with. To top it off I got two papasans for my reading nook with matching cushions, pillows, and throw rugs.

And so, for the first time in far too long this weekend, I decided (read: my CP told me to take a break and read or else) to sit down with a good book (in hard copy) and relax in my cushions and read.

Reading is not only completely therapeutic, it’s also one of the best things to do as a writer. You can’t be a writer if you don’t read. Read everything you can read, everything you can devour. It’s where my need to write started, and I’m sure it’s where a lot of people learned the love of storytelling.

My room isn’t complete. The furniture doesn’t arrive for another week or so, and one of my papasan’s doesn’t have its big cushion yet. None of that matters though, because I got to snuggle up with one of my favorite authors and descend into her world for a little while.

If you want to create your own worlds, make sure you spend time in those created by other people.

Read. Read some more.

And then go and write.


(and maybe snuggle a kitty)