As a writer this to me is maybe the toughest question I’ve ever been asked and yet I volunteered to answer it. I’m participating in the Blog-A-Licious Blog Tour 9 with many other authors who are answering the same question. I’ll list the other participants below for your continued adventure into which they would rather be – a writer or a reader.
Readers without writers are interpreting pictures while writers without readers must ponder why they write. But don’t we anyway? I sure so. I know that writing is what I do best, know it’s something I need to do to survive and often use it as an escape and comic relief but I often wonder why I keep doing it. It’s for me, of course, and always for my readers but still… with so many other higher paying professions that catch my interest I wonder.
When I pick up a good book, one I can’t put down even though life calls the book travels with me in case I get to read even just one more sentence – and even if I’m reading it again, I feel free. It’s such an easy way to escape the normal humdrums of existence and breath a sigh of relief that a friend isn’t a murdered or being murdered, that everything is solved in just 400 or so pages; just a few hours.
It’s the books that I struggle to get through, the ones I wonder why someone created a cover for or bothered printing from the computer that inspire me the most. The good books make me think “I can do this” while the terrible ones have me realize I bought the book (or someone did) and so someone will buy mine.
I don’t know what the others will say to this – that’s what makes a blog tour so much fun – but I really but believe I’d rather be a reader until my soul and heart scream out to put it down and bleed.
Thank you for this opportunity and thank you for reading,
And thank these bloggers for writing (this post is due to be posted before tomorrow):
1. Karen – http://www.karenvwasylowski.blogspot.com
2. Roy – http://royd-spiltmilk.blogspot.com/
3. Janu – http://janukulkarni.blogspot.com
4. Karen – http://www.britsunited.blogspot.com
5. Dora – http://peacefrompieces.blogspot.com/
6. Nat – http://readingromances.wordpress.com/
7. Deborah – http://deborahbatterman.com/
8. Sarah – http://sarahbutland.com/blog/
9. Sulekha – http://sulekkha.blogspot.com/
10. Dora – http://blogaliciousauthors.blogspot.com/