I was reading a new book this week. It's by M.E. Lorde.
Reading a poorly written book can drain you. Or, at least, it can me. But if I can get into a great book, it motivates me to keep reading it, as well, as doing some writing myself. A good writer learns from other writers, as well as from the actually writing, itself.
So, I know that not all books are going to be good and rarely will they
be one of the Great Ones. I need to work past my OCD and realize that I
CAN put down a "not so good" book and start another one. I CAN learn
from the good writing AND the bad. The more you read, the more you
learn. And the more you write, the more you learn what is great and what
is not. Hopefully, I'll always...or, at least, most of the time...write
the "great" stuff. Happy writing and happy reading!