Sunday, July 15, 2018

Writing dry spell

Writing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember; from a notebook stuffed underneath my twin bed mattress, to studying journalism in college, to running a blog about a relative with ties to my community.

But this year, I've hardly been writing.

I'm not sure what it is; maybe I've hit a dry spell. Maybe the looming thought of writing my own book has left my creative side paralyzed. I know I've been busy with other things: working quite a bit, devoting time and resources to my new Little Free Library, and burying myself in house projects: new plumbing, yard work, reorganizing rooms, etc.

Writing has definitely taken a backseat for the first time in a long time. Have you ever experienced this? How do you kick it?

I've been searching for inspiration -- watching meaningful shows, reading lots of books, engaging in conversation with friends and family. These things are supposed to inspire and recharge me, but maybe they are just taking away from good writing time?

The thrill of writing something great used to draw me to my laptop, now I hardly ever think of it. Is this just a phase?

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