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writing rengeek magpie mind

Fforde. Fforde. Fforde. Fforde. Fforde. Fforde. Fforde.

Collectively, we made close to 3.5K on the Unexpected Collaboration today. Along with my 1.2K on SM, I'm going to call it a successful writing day and goof off. I'm not sure yet if I want to play pinball, or read.

I may read another chapter of the Bujold book, I think, since I finished the Fforde. I just like typing Fforde.

I'm trying to retrain myself to read for enjoyment, which is quite the struggle. I think I need to establish two parallel protocols: reading to edit, and reading for enjoyment. Because not only does it slow me down to stop and question choices every couple of lines, but it also makes it damned hard to enjoy a story.

Fforde. Fforde. Fnord. Fforde. Fforde. Fforde. Fforde. Fnord. Fforde. Fforde.

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Turning it on an Off

Definitely I tend to try reading for enjoyment, but then there's the issue of you barreling along, reading a book just for fun when you're brought up short by what I call a 'workshoppism' that just throws you into reviewer mode before you know it. When that happens, you can't really help yourself, can you?

I read a novel recently, and all was well until I realised the character stuck in a world without modern ammenities had her clothes torn off her, but was able to continue with her companions with new clothes in the next chapter, without any explanation as to how she got them. After that, needless to say, my reviewer off button stopped working ::grin::