(Note: This opinion/rant is from an incomplete “reading”. I’m not done. You can say more accurately that I’m reviewing the first 2 chapters for now.)
I’ve come to notice that I do better in my writing when I focus my thoughts on writing. Right now I do this by listening to writing podcasts (as you know, I’m a big fan of Mur Lafferty’s ‘I should be writing’ and Writing Excuses. If you aren’t listening to them yet, go! Go listen! This post will be here when you get back.). I’ve looked around at a few more but none really do anything for me and some are downright atrocious and very monotone.
It goes to show, writers do not always make the best speakers.
I have a substantial commute (almost 2 hours daily) to listen to these podcasts, but Writing Excuses is once a week and 15 minutes long while ISBW is anywhere from 20-30 minutes to an hour and also just over once a week.
That’s a lot of dead time I fill with just music. I’ve come to notice that while I enjoy music, on those days where I don’t listen to those podcasts (or really read anything interesting that’s related to writing) I tend not to write at all.
This is not good.
So I caved and decided to give Audible.com a try