I think this has been my exact problem these past several months. To be reliable to my own writing muse. Ever since last July when Mari’s 5 year mark came and went, I’ve had a hard time trying to motivate myself to do any kind of writing. Whether it was writing something for Mari’s website or this one, writing something for her book, or just writing for my fiction book, I just couldn’t find the motivation.
I kept being told by others that even if I only write a sentence a day I needed to write something. Yet, I didn’t listen to the very important advice given. It’s like a force field remained around my writing muse keeping me away from it.
Then one day I finally decided to take a word a day and write about it. I went searching for something like this but couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for. So I found the next best thing. A book with 365 phrases I could use to break through the force field. It feels good to be back at writing on a more regular basis, if only I could change the ‘more regular’ to ‘regular.’
My fiction book is really starting to take better shape as it grows by leaps and bounds. My creative juices have really started to over flow which to put it simply feels so darn good.
I finally got my daughter’s book edited and sent to the professional editor, who also happens to be my friend. Things are moving in the right direction and I’m feeling good.
Jean Williams says
I’m so glad, Kristena. I sure know about being stuck after the loss of a child. I did write for my life depended upon it, but I could only work on one book. My attention span was not up to more than one project. I wrote on that one same book for four years. God bless you!
Kristena Tunstall says
Jean, I understand the whole not being able to concentrate after losing a child. I remember going to college the year after she died. The first half of the semester I did pretty good but then that last half I had a hard time being able to stay concentrated. I’d for some fight myself with studying and continuing to doing what I needed. I mean, I still did good as I got all A’s both semesters and graduated with my associate’s degree that Spring, just under the one year mark. I felt great that I could finally accomplish that.