I recently joined a readers group on Facebook. It’s an author free zone, meaning no promo, be it shameless or not, is allowed. I’ll say it’s refreshing to network with a group of people just because we enjoy reading. One of the posts was a challenge for each of us to have a daily DEAR time…drop everything and read. Just 15 minutes a day.
My winter break from class is nearly over and I’ve spent it prepping for the release of my book. I managed to get a little reading in, and let me tell you, once I get into a really good book, I go all in. And because I do go all in, reading for fun is a challenge when I’m in school.
However, I think we all know that in order to write better, we need to read. So, I’m accepting the 15 minute DEAR challenge posed in the FB group. I know there is some time-suck activity that I can do less of in order to squeeze in 15 minutes of something that I enjoy doing and will help me to grow.
2014 for me, is about being more structured. In order to juggle this wife/mom/full-time-job/student/writer thing, I have to be.
So, what are you doing to read more? Is finding time to read a challenge for you? Furthermore, what are you doing in order to have or maintain balance and structure in finding time to read in your busy life?