Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting!
The question this month is: "How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?"
Being a writer has definitely influenced my reading experience. A book has to be exceptionally well written if I'm to fall completely into the fictive world. If the story contains poor grammar, typos, underdeveloped plot, superficial characters, or overused settings, I analyze instead of enjoy. But I've also come to appreciate the amount of work that goes into publishing a story, and I value that now more than I ever did before becoming a writer myself. Writing is hard, and publishing is even harder.
I tip my hat to all writers.
Keep at it.