It’s been a while since I wrote anything. Months and months have gone by and I stared at blank pages unable to get my fingers to type. The ideas pour in but the words to paper are never revealed. I tried everything I could think of but I was stuck in a rut, and while I knew the cause of it – I couldn’t break free from it. I eventually decided that as much as I wanted to write, I needed to rest.
Which as a writer many of you know – that is the worst. The ideas drive you made and you have to write them out. I swore I would have lost my mind if I hadn’t kept myself distracted enough from writing. It has been so long since I touched anything I’ve wanted too. I meant to work on my book but found that I needed to write something new first. I’m so excited about this little project and hopefully in a few weeks I can share more about it!
The other night when I finally found it in me to write I decided to write whatever came to mind. I closed my eyes and whatever word [s] I saw I would start with and go from there. It was so fun having no idea what would happen. It turned out to be the best thing and I can’t wait to get back to the story. I love the feeling – when you don’t want to leave your piece alone for too long.
I asked on the Face Book page “How do you guys leap back into writing after an extended period away?” Here’s what some writers said about their experience!
Noel Craske “great timing , i’m supposed to be writing a sexy chapter right now for another author …. but just not happening , sorry to say but a couple of glasses of wine later just before sleep it will happen … same everytime , i admire those who can just produce work ….. i did get most on paper last night ….. but i bet it’s not typed until the weekend”
Jasmine Castaneda “The longest I’ve gone not writing was about 6 months. When I came back to my WIP, had about three cups of coffee, I reread it from start to finish, and everything just flowed beautifully. If that doesn’t work, I find a change of scenery, a blank journal, and writing longhand works like a charm EVERY TIME.”