And by ‘a minute’ I mean five-ish months. Between you, me, and the internet, 2023 had a bit of a bumpy start and I had to take a beat to do some clearing of the emotional and mental cobwebs and course correct.
During that time, I’m ashamed to say, all writing projects have come to a screeching halt. Not really even screeching because there wasn’t much momentum leading up to this hiatus.
I was living, I now realize, in an illusion.
I was living in a world where writing is something I do when inspiration strikes and when I have the motivation. And it had worked for me in the past so I wasn’t wrong to think that’s what I should be doing now. I’m not sure how or why my writing brain changed but now writing is a lot like going to the gym. 90% of the work is getting in your exercise clothes, driving to the gym, and actually walking through the doors. Once inside, the actual exercise is the easy part. And when you’re walking out you’re probably sore, but also high off the endorphins that come from putting your body through its paces.
Am I happy about this mental shift from easy writing to feeling like I’m Sisyphus?
Hell to the no.
But do I feel better in the knowledge that there is a clear and vibrant path I can walk to get back to what I love? Begrudgingly, yes.
I’m sorry for being gone so long but, barring any cataclysmic events beyond what has become normal, I plan to resume a regular blogging schedule. We’ll see if that comes to pass.
Pray for me, lol.
Bye for now!