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How to Balance Reading for Pleasure and Writing Your Manuscript | Advice from a UK Book Editor

Updated: Mar 25, 2022

How to Balance Reading and Writing

Have you ever had a few hours of free time that ends up getting wasted because you can’t decide whether to read or write?

You feel guilty if you use the time to write your novel; let’s face it, you probably don’t read as much as you should, but you just cannot focus on someone else’s story when yours needs to be written!

Sound familiar?

Yeah, I’ve been there too!

A lot of writers, including myself, struggle to balance reading and writing - the two activities that are essential to an author’s success, but it doesn’t have to be a constant battle every time you have some free time.