I have to laugh. Talk about something hitting home.
I have been struggling to get back into my writing. I have a completed first draft of my fiction novel but have been unmotivated to just sit down and edit it.
I have several story ideas, that as soon as they pop into my brain, I immediately write them down.
Everyone I talk to tells me to just jump in and do it. Yet, I don’t no matter how much I should.
I could come up with a million excuses. Let’s see. We took guardianship of our niece and nephew. I have been having hip pain that no one knows what’s the cause. I had to quit my job. The Army is moving us to Alaska in less than three months. I homeschool my niece. I’m sure there are others but those are just off the top of my head.
Yet, not a single one of those excuses above is a good enough reason to not write. Even what I’m doing now about taking each topic heading from the book I’m using did not go as I had planned. I think I did the first one in January 6 a d here I am today on January 31.
Sometimes I think, “What is wrong with me?” The plain simple truth is I haven’t been motivated at all. So how do I change the path, the course, I’m on. I have to just jump in (or off) and do it.
Today an idea hit me. I wanted to do my writing for my topics while walking on the treadmill. I have a pink journal I use for just this purpose. However, trying to do it while walking just didn’t work that well. Then an idea popped into my head. Maybe there is an app in the Kindle I could use while walking. Sure enough they had a notepad. I love it and this is already my sixth one. I mean, how keel is that. I’ve already walked over 5 miles, which of course helps my hips, but I’ve actually started writing. I feel all warm and fuzzy. This has been a great jump off.