Monday, January 11, 2010

A short post for the day, but one I wanted to share and hopefully can read your comments.

For some reason, I have not been able to get back into the full swing of writing, like I was before the Christmas holidays.

Why? I think a whole lot of things contributed to my dry spell.

Plenty of reasons to choose from: kids home, kids wanting to go places and do things, here a kid there a kid. Holidays stuff to do. Cooking, cleaning, shopping, wrapping. Holiday stress. I thought it would end after the holidays were over and the kids returned to school.

Nope, days and days passed with writing becoming hard for me to do. The words, visualization, everything seemed to be a struggle as I fought to form the story playing in my head into words.

And today--finally--nine days after the kids went back to school, I was able to write without the struggle. YAY!

My six week dry spell is over. At least I hope.

Anyone else had this problem?


  1. For me it's less about the holidays and more about losing rhythm. Once you miss a day, it's very easy to miss the next. And the next. And the next.

    So you gotta end the cycle and jumpstart your writing somewhere (like you did!) to re-establish the rhythm. That's what I'm up to today.

  2. Yes. I've had this problem. I was (up until very recently) a sporadic writer, where I would write when the feeling struck, or the words were ready to be written instead of just sitting down and starting.

    For me my hardest struggle is writing around my kids and not allowing my free time to be taken up by things like facebook and twitter.

    I do agree with the previous commenter-writing every day keeps me in line...

  3. I definitely would sit down everyday and set myself a writegoal. It helped but I didn't always accomplish it.

    I'm just glad that things are going again. :)