Six years ago, a fellow author posted things she wanted her readers to know about her. I thought that was a pretty cool idea, so I jotted down a few ideas of my own, sharing five writer-type things I want my readers to know about me.
Most of them are still true, though I'm doing a much better job of making time for reading. I still sample an eclectic mix of titles in various formats (traditional books, e-books and audiobooks) but in the past year, I've set a goal to finish the ones worth completing, which has done wonders for my reading habit.
And now, on this side of the pandemic, I'm absolutely certain that my 2016 conclusion is true. The very things that compete for time with my writing are the things that give me something to write about.
As much as I complain and become frustrated over a lack of writing time, I really do believe that a writer can't write unless she has a life and experiences to inspire her. Fortunately, my life provides plenty of those things.