I've found that the story is hard to shake, running through my head when I'd rather my attention was concentrated on other things. There's a stack of films that I'm longing to get around to watching, but I don't want to put anything decent on late at night because it just becomes background noise as I succumb to the temptation of picking up a pen and putting it to paper.See my interview with Morgen Bailey about how I write
That's the state of my writing mentioned, now for my reading...
I've stopped reading the newspaper on the train to work and the commute is now taken up by a novel. It's made quite a significant difference to my reading habits. Where The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo took me a few months to get through, The Redbreast took me three weeks. I then started reading Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and I was a third of the way through by the end of the week.
The film will be in the cinema in the next few months, so I glanced at the cast to picture the right face to the characters on the page. You see, I already knew who was in the film and wouldn't want to watch the film and find that the cast that played out the story in my head was a completely different order. Hope that makes sense.