I’m currently on a self-imposed, unintentional hiatus from writing. After diligently blogging, freelance writing and working on manuscripts/querying for five years, I simply…stopped. Rather than experiencing a defining moment of Today I Shall Write No More, there were a number of contributing factors.
Taking a desk job (I won’t bore you with the details aside from that fact that it sucked balls) ate up a lot of my writing time and left me exhausted. I sold my house and herniated my back within the same week. I explored my inner woo woo. My kids went from seven o’clock bedtimes to keeping Letterman hours.
Things piled up and for once I put writing at the bottom of my list. And that was okay.
Over the past few months I’ve been jotting down ideas and letting them percolate until they’re ready to be written. I’ve quit the
soul-sucking-office-drone-gig day job and committed to a few freelance assignments. I have no pages to bring to the Restless Writers’ meeting, but I did write this post.
I’m dipping my toe back in the creative pool. And the water feels fine.
Vive la créativité!
One response to “When Words Fail…”
Squee! I’m glad you’re back, even if it’s one toe at a time. I can’t even separate my toes. Now there’s a non sequitur.
But…glad you’re writing. (You haven’t stopped drinking wine, have you?)