Sunday, June 3, 2012

Reading About Writing About Reading About Writing......

I love to read, always have. I also love to write. 
Actually I would rather be writing than reading. 
So why do I spend so much time reading instead of writing? 
Even though much of that reading is about writing, 
I really ought to be writing
  rather than reading about writing. 
Right?

Sounds a bit like those 
confusing, twisty turny sentences in
Romans 7:15-20. Don't believe me?...

15For that which I do I know not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.16If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.17Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.18For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.19For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.20Now if I do that which I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.
Hey maybe I have just written the writer's version of Romans!!

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10 comments:

  1. We're in the same club, Susie. The question I've always had (since I first realized that pencils and paper and words could make stories!) is whether I like to write because I like to read or whether I like to read because I like to write? Or whether they're just two sides of the same coin--the same In-His-Image gift? Whatever the case, when I can't figure out what word should come next, the best way through it is to read. And when I read, I almost always feel the need to write. It's all a circle, isn't it? Romans 7, yes. I so get that.

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    1. Yes, it is a circle and I suppose we can look at it as a vicious circle or vital circle can't we? I need to read and i need to write, they do go together but I get frustrated when the reading becomes a procrastination to writing.

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  2. Hi, new follower here. I found you through She Writes.

    I tend to write more than I read, but I write for a living, so it's kind of to be expected. I often say I wish I had more time to read--even though I do read a lot. :)

    I hope you'll stop by my blog and consider following. http://kellyhashway.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Kelly, thanks for being a new Follower! I am excited about the SheWrites site, so glad you found me there! Yes, I will hop on over to you right away.
      Susie

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  3. I enjoy reading what you are writing about reading and writing. At least you didn't add "rithmetic" to the story. I prefer reading and writing to 'rithmetic any day, don't you? Even if I AM a bookkeeper by trade...I'd still rather be reading and writing all day. Someday....

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    1. Ugh, hated/hate math! There is a group at SheWrites called "Blogging to a Book", you should check it out!

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  4. What, huh? I'm lost. ;) You rock. Simple Fact.

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    1. But you are the "rocker". Get it, cause you collect rocks? Yeah that was pretty bad!

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