Reading is important, but when all your thoughts belong to other people, you will find yourself without anything original to say. Read less, think more, write most.
A helpful graphic I put together, based on my entry from yesterday. Of course, this is my own opinion, based on years spent reading all four categories and experiencing the impact they had on my own writing:
A list of elegantly absurd old words, courtesy of The Writer’s Circle. Which is your favorite?
This is why I don’t do extensive outlining:
Slept in, got up and went for a run, took a shower, washed the dishes, did laundry. Now I’m sitting in front of my laptop in a bathrobe with a cup of coffee. Time to get in a bit of writing before I head off to work at two.
This is the life.