Saturday, May 17, 2008

I have so many unfinished projects. Some of them will remain that way, because I was mainly interested in learning a technique or taking a class with a certain teacher. But there are plenty that I want to finish. During this past year I have had spurts in which I have worked on projects and made a dent. But now I really want to finish even more.

So I've decided that I am going to do something I learned in The Artist's Way book: I am going to take a break from reading...soon. When I first did this, ten years ago, I was appalled at the idea. Stop reading! I love to read, all the time, several books a week, magazines, newspapers, even ads if I'm desperate. However, when I did stop reading, I was incredibly productive. So much so, that I actually stopped reading for almost six months. I think it's time to do that again, so when I finish the three books in my library bag, that's exactly what I'm going to do. And hopefully I'll have lots to show you then.

5 comments:

abeadlady said...

I sooo understand that, Susan. I usually read a book a day and yes it does cut into my beading time. I may have to try your method and see if I can accomplish more. Thanks for the idea.

Arline

freebird said...

I've given up reading except for the blogs. (sigh)I guess I need to limit my online time as I am not getting my projects done. Boy, that doesn't sound good! Good luck with your effort.

KV said...

I know what you mean, Susan. The stack of books waiting for me here is getting so high but all those birthday presents for family summer girls and my May BJP page have taken precedence.

Always maintained that 24 hours was simply too short for any day!


Kathy V in NM

KV said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my Anne of Green Gables page, Susan. I did indeed read all of the books in that series -- can't remember how many times over though. Then my daughters read them all over again, too.


Kathy V in NM (who is nearing some reading time -- maybe . . .)

KV said...

I tagged you, Susan, in the meme that is circulating on our BJP. If you want to read about me, go to my blog at http//:artfulmuse.blogspot.com/


Kathy V in NM