Sometimes I want to carry a cattle prod so I can jab people who continually interrupt my reading time.
Time is a precious commodity for me. I plan out my day, so I can devote enough time to achieve my #writinggaols and whittle away at my TBR pile… and it usually works quite well.
I am a bit of an overachiever, so very rarely are my lists completed – but I like to reach for the stars and get as much as I can done. Another trait which isn’t all that attractive is my impatience at constant attention seeking moments from my flatmate. Random conversations started halfway through directed at me, expecting that I psychically know what the heck he is talking about. And he won’t go away until acknowledged.
It all sounds a little juvenile I know. So when I’m in the grips of the best part in a novel, or the creative flow is pouring through me as I write on my current project, out comes some random drivel… And he knows he does it…
We’ve been friends for nearly 20 years and have accepted each other’s faults, but gosh darn it, if I don’t want to stab him through the head with a stiletto at times.
Luckily, we have developed a code – one that will keep his cranium intact and our friendship in happyland: if I’m wearing headphones. It’s like a flashing neon sign saying ‘do not disturb’ and ‘enter at your own risk.’ Because if I am interrupted after going to the point of observing the code – he deserves all of my unmitigated wrath.
Typically I spend about an hour at bed time reading. It’s quiet, comfortable and helps me relax. But times when I want to indulge during daylight hours (usually on the weekend) that’s when we need to invoke the code.
I love escaping into a world of books, and after spending most of the day in the human world, when this girl dons headphones you know she is serious, and you’ve had your fill of her attention.
Love you – but busy reading!
Do you make time to read? What do you do to ensure you get to read that novel you’ve always wanted to? (Apart from going on holiday…)
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