One of my favourite pieces of advice comes from Stephen King: "
“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write.”
Whether or not you agree with this advice, it's certainly true that reading will improve your writing. Whether you're reading non-fiction books that aim to teach you how to write, self-edit, and navigate the querying/publishing process (see my recs here) or you're reading fiction, you'll learn loads.
Whenever you read a book - even fiction! - you train your brain. You're learning about language, structure, and themes. You're learning how to sit down and focus (a huge skill for writers). You're gaining inspiration, and learning what you like as well as what you dislike.
My New Year's Resolution is to read more books. As you know, I'm a huge nerd for planning, so the way I'm going to keep track of this goal is by using a Notion template. Since it's the holiday season, I wanted to share it with you too.
Click here to get your free reading tracker! It's hosted on Notion, so you'll need to log in (don't worry, they don't ask you for many details - just an email address). To be able to edit it, you just need to click "duplicate".
Of course, feel free to check out my Notion Template for writers too. But most importantly, I truly hope 2023 is going to be your best year ever, both in terms of your writing and also in terms of your life! Let's goooo!