I used to believe that reading while trying to write my stories, would interfere with my creative process. I didn’t want to find other people’s ideas find their way into my work.
Now I know better. Reading helps a great deal. It keeps my mind in the flow. So, here’s what I’m reading at the moment: The Year’s Best Science Fiction Collection 34th Edition, The Water Will Come, and now I’m adding Wonderbook to the mix.
I also read an interview with author Ta Nehisi Coates in the New York Times that he will be writing the new series of Captain America. You see, there’s inspiration everywhere. Read a lot. Write often. Make no excuses.
Remember, write, right now.