Reading for at least 20 minutes every day may not be difficult for voracious readers. But for me, it was a challenge, one I’m proud to admit I just completed. And I learned a lot too.

Yes, I know, we authors are supposed to balance out our writing with reading other authors. Sometimes, with all of the other things writing entails (research, plotting, finding the time to write while seeking agency representation, entering contests, etc.) reading can be tough.

For Margo Dill’s Pre-Summer 21 Day Reading Challenge I had to plan time to read (with the exception of my morning paper – yeah it’s old-fashioned but I still like feel the paper and drink my coffee) I read three books, partially or in total. If I knew I was going to a lengthy appointment, I planned what I would bring to read in advance and made sure to have it with me. Best of all, I got in the habit of making time to read, and my goal is to continue making time to read.

If you’re participating in the 21-Day Reading Challenge, the final deadline for submitting your chart is Tuesday, May 29. Remember that you’ll be entered in a  drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Send your spreadsheet to Visit Look to the Western Sky, Margo’s site for more details and what’s next!

Thanks for reading! If you took up the challenge, I’d love to hear how you did.


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