Celebrating….Reading (but read on…)

We have another Friday – another week come and gone, and time for this blog hop, the brainchild of Viklit (check the linky below) that provides a wonderful chance to sit back, think and smile.  And share.  I’ve been blogging for a bit, from the standpoint of how many months or years are involved. But there is a lot I did not know or appreciate until I stumbled across this blog hop and started participating. 

Do check the other posters and celebrate!  It’s hard to feel upset or hopeless when a number of people open your eyes (mine, at least) to the small wonders that are well worth celebrating. 

Peanut butter and Jelly and a good book…

I wasn’t able to post last week, and I missed it.  But I have an offering for this week.

I love to write.  I like storytelling, and I love my characters.  It sounds odd to those who don’t write, but characters take on a life of their own.  For me, at least, it is separate from my work – once I distance myself. 

Oddly enough, writers often forget to read what they have written.  And that is a shame, because it’s rather like forgetting to cut yourself a slice of the cake you’re serving up. 

So here is what I am celebrating this week:
Enjoying the fruits of my labor.  It’s actually an enjoyable read. 

What do you have to celebrate?  Why not join?  See below.


16 comments on “Celebrating….Reading (but read on…)

  1. Enjoying the fruits of your labor is so wonderful. Congratulations being able to do that.

  2. VikLit says:

    Congrats on enjoying the fruits of your labour! How nice! 🙂

  3. I agree with you. My characters have come to life in my head, and I believe that happens with most writers. My debut come out shortly and I hope I can enjoy reading it for the billionth time.

  4. M.J. Fifield says:

    A while back, I read my book—not for editing purposes or anything, but just to read it like I would any other book. It was a very strange experience.

  5. Lara Lacombe says:

    Yay! I'm glad you're getting to enjoy your book as a reader this time around! 🙂

  6. Rhonda says:

    It's easier to forget to read than to forget to eat the cake :)I joined the blogfest today tooRhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com

  7. S.K. Anthony says:

    This is a wonderful celebration! I agree writers should enjoy the fruit of their labors too 😀

  8. Funny, I'm actually waiting for some time to pass before I take another read of my first book. I'm looking forward to it, because I am always drawn into the story and characters, and the same parts are still so inspiring to me each time I read it.Enjoy your own read! Writer’s Mark

  9. Exactly! If we didn't enjoy writing, there wouldn't be much point in doing it. I love it when I read back over something and fall in love with my characters again.

  10. Meredith says:

    I always say reading is research 🙂 Lately I've been torn between both, but that's a good thing. Great celebration for the blog hop.Meredithhttp://meredithraemusings.blogspot.com/

  11. Diana Wilder says:

    Thank you, C. Lee McK (I love that abbreviation but won't use if it annoys) and VikLit – I'm always in awe of others' accomplishments, and cheering them on, and it's so odd to realize that it is important for us to cheer ourselves, as well!

  12. Diana Wilder says:

    When you don't have to 'fix' it, it becomes enjoyable (I hope!) Congratulations on your impending debut!

  13. Diana Wilder says:

    M.J. – was it strange because you were actually not fiddling with it – or because it was actually good – something you would buy for yourself if you hadn't written it? I hope the second!

  14. Diana Wilder says:

    Thanks, Lara – You'll be doing the same in November, right? (Anticipatory happy dance going on here!)

  15. Diana Wilder says:

    Thank you, S.K. – May you be enjoying smiles!

  16. michelle says:

    What a lovely reminder – to enjoy the fruits of your labour! I will keep that in mind after I have published my book, whenever that will be, one day in the not-too-distant-future… I hope… Peanut butter sandwich with a delicious cup of coffee and a paperback? Bliss!Congrats on your upcoming book release!Writer In Transit

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