I mentioned last time that I’ve been having a hard time getting back into the groove of things. Writing has been a struggle these last few weeks. I don’t know why I thought that it would be easy to just start it back up again, but I did. And I’ve been somewhat frustrated that it hadn’t been easy.
So I’ve been trying to find ways to get me back into the spirit, start making it a routine again. I thought blogging would do it but I think i need more. Blogging is a whole different animal than fiction. It always ends up more about me and my thought process than about books or whatever else I’m talking about.I guess because it’s easy to wander off on subjects that don’t actually have anything to do with what I’m actually trying to talk about.
Like right now. LOL.
Anyway, I got the idea to start looking back at books and shows I bought last year and hadn’t read or watched yet. Picked up a book and started reading. Caught up on a show I missed. Amazingly, that’s been helping a lot.
New ideas suddenly started springing to mind. I guess that should have been a given for me. I’ve always gotten creative fuel from watching TV and reading a lot. Not always writing related. Sometimes it makes me want to draw something, or work on book covers, or crochet or whatever. But it gives me that creative energy I need.
I should have known that was what I’d need.
I know myself in that respect, and it should have occurred to me that it would be a good idea to try. But sometimes you don’t think about the obvious, and that’s where I’m at.
I decided I’m making it part of my things to do for the week to read a book or two and watch shows I’ve ignored for too long. I think with a constant influx of new creative stimuli, the writing mojo will return and I can get back up to the word count I used to get before I took my break.
I also got out of the habit of using a planner, which i think is what really screwed me up over the long term. So back into the habit I go. Also gonna start using ToDoist again, since that’s on my phone and it’s the best checklist app ever.
As for the writing update, there isn’t much to update on. I did write a little this week, but I have been struggling, so I’m taking a few days to read and chill, and hopefully will be able to sit down renewed and actually get some real writing done.