WSY: The Big Battle

Okay, so I don’t really know if this is a big battle for anyone else, but it’s been a long-held question in my mind:

What do I love more: writing or reading?

Now, I can easily say that my love of reading led to my love of writing. But which do I love more?

I was thinking about this the other night, and I decided–at least currently–that I love reading more. But by a very very very narrow margin.

And if I were forced to choose only one that I could do for the rest of my life, it would be reading. Because as much fun as creating worlds and characters is, reading other people’s creations is a bit more fun. And it’s easier. Way easier. AND, I would never stop making up stories and people in my mind, I just wouldn’t write them down.

Hah! Take that imaginary-mean-person-who-made-me-choose-between-my-two-loves!!!

And then the other question is which do I love more: music or literature. And that is something I doubt I’ll ever be able to answer.

So, Readers! What Say Ye? Reading or Writing?

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I write speculative fiction inspired by mythos from around the world, complex family dynamics, and my own experiences living with mental illness. After earning my BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University in 2008, I received my MFA in Creative Writing from Converse College in 2012. I live in Denver, where my husband and I spend countless hours chasing our three young sons (and sometimes catching them!). I collect tarot decks, dye my hair mermaid colors, and procrastinate by decorating my home. My debut novel, Feathers Sharp as Knives, releases on May 2, 2023.

2 thoughts on “WSY: The Big Battle

  1. I decided the only way to respond was with a knee-jerk reaction and that’s writing, even if it is harder :P Reading is a very very very very very very close second.

    If I actually sit and think about it, I’d never be able to tell you which I prefer :P

  2. Agreed with Miss Cole — if I think about it too much I can tangled up and stuck on the question, but my gut feeling is writing. I’d still be happy writing my stories and putting them out there even if I could never read anyone elses, though there would be a big void in my heart.

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