Reading More Than Ever - James E. Wisher

Reading More Than Ever

The Day – 11-17-20

Yesterday was perfectly quiet. Other than getting the mail, I didn’t leave the house. After lunch and a show, I made it to my writing desk about 2:00 and managed 6 pages. That’s a really good result for me. I can’t wait to finish this book so I can move on to something else. Not because it’s bad, I’m just sick of writing it. Seven books in a row of the same series is a lot.

Anyway, I wanted to talk to you about reading. I used to do a lot more than I do now. At first I thought that was because I was writing so much that I didn’t want to read at night. But that’s not it. Since I started the Overlord books, I’ve been reading them every chance I get. I read four of them just this week.

I think the problem was the books I was reading didn’t hold my interest the way these do. With so many other distractions like games and YouTube, I have to really find a book the grabs me to want to read a lot. That was a valuable insight for me as an author. It’s good to be reminded from time to time how many other forms of entertainment you’re competing with besides just other books.

I’ll end with a preorder update. The Master of Magic is up to 1304 with 17 days to go. Thanks everyone.

Talk to you tomorrow.

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