I’ve started following some authors on Twitter. They post links to great articles about editing, platform, publishing, writing dos and don’ts, and book reviews. I click through most of the links to discern if the articles are useful to me at this juncture in my fledgling career. If it’s an article or site I want to read, I save it to ReadItLater. Useful app, that. I have it on my Droid and my laptop, so I can access the pages from either device. Not that I’ve accessed anything from anywhere in the last week.
Then I’ve got my Google Reader list. I’m afraid to even open that to see how many unread blog posts I have. There are a handful of blogs I enjoy reading, and I get the new posts through Google. It’s overwhelming how many unread things I have floating around.
So now I feel guilty. I want to read all of this, but when I think about sitting down and reading, it’s hard to justify it. I have so much other stuff to do, and sitting still and reading makes me feel guilty. How did it come to this? I even feel guilty reading books. Maybe it’s because I can’t point to a finished product at the end of my reading time: no clean laundry, no dinner, no pages written or edited, no floors swept/mopped/vacuumed, etc.
Instead of doing something logical, like scheduling in some guilt-free reading time, I freak out as my to-read list grows. Oh, interwebs, why must you have so many interesting and useful things to read?
I probably should ask what you’re reading online, but then I’d end up adding it to my “To Read” list and get even more behind on what I’m reading. But I’m going to ask anyway – what are you reading online?