Writers write. They also read. I consider myself a writer who reads when I has time....and come to think of it, my writing falls in that category too. Like many writers, I work a full time job and have a family. You know the routine...work, home, dinner, homework, games, and the list goes on. Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to add extra hours in my day. :)
Recently, I read that a writer isn't a writer if they don't write everyday. Maybe that works for those people fortunate enough to make their living writing....or for those who require less sleep than I do. I thought long and hard about this statement. Does the fact that my life prohibits me from writing every day mean that writing is nothing more than a hobby at best? I don't think so. My story is always with me. I think about my characters as I cook dinner. I mull over my plot as I vacuum the floor. And when time allows, I sit down and something wonderful happens. My characters speak. My story unfolds and I get the chance to do the thing I love...I write.