I'm reading four books at the moment. FOUR. This does not leave much time for stringing my own words together. I can't seem to reach a balance between reading and writing. If I'm reading, and it's a good book, it's all I do. Yes, obsessive is definitely the word for it. To get myself to write I have to ban myself from reading.
What is wrong with this picture?
Why is it that the thing that leads a writer to write (love for reading) is the very thing that distracts us from our writing? How do you get around this, oh wisdomful (it's a word) writer friends of mine?