I’m not reading. Starting about an hour ago, I’m NOT READING. Anything. Especially not books or the internet (goodbye facebook 🙁 ), but also not email (as much as I can avoid it) or user manuals or anything. (Not blogs! 🙁 Goodbye Robin McKinley, until next week! Not the awesome book by Tanya Huff that I just started. 🙁 How will I survive?)
So far this means that I’ve started writing a presentation I’m giving in a week and a half, which I otherwise might have procrastinated for far longer. It also means that I found myself scrolling through the MS Word options, just because I wanted to disable spell check!, and technically was reading ALL of the options, looking for ones I might want to change. Because that was an important use of my time. *facepalm*
I’m not counting IMing or texting with friends in this “not reading” category, because that’s communicating with real live people who happen to be on the internet instead of a phone or in person. Also, writing is not reading. Duh.
In case you’re wondering, I’ve started doing The Artists Way, by Julia Cameron, and I’m up to Week Four, which mandates Reading Deprivation. Since I haven’t been blogging much, this seems like a good time to resume. I’m not allowed to read the internet, but I can still talk to it, right?
Fortunately, this only lasts a week. I can make it.