There are times in the lives of all writers when writer’s block or a simple case of laziness intrudes upon their creativity. This has been a problem that has hindered my writing for the past couple of weeks. While trying to maintain a household, readying one daughter for college and sending the other off to her senior year of college, adapting to having much more time for myself and not quite knowing how to handle it…well, writer’s block set in and then I seemed to develop a severe case of writer laziness.
I have gotten myself through the kids going off to school and the house is beginning to have some semblance of a home again. The refrigerator is still empty and the cupboards need filling (writer laziness coexists with general laziness~in my case anyway) and I really, really should finish paying our bills for August. Other than those two really pending issues, I think I am beginning to get myself back into the groove.
With the start of this new part of my life (EMPTY NEST!) I am finding some good things. I can write at any time of night or day without worrying I will either not be there if someone needs me or I will miss something desperately important that needs my attention. My characters are waking up and are insisting that I devote time to them…a good sign since the writer’s block had them silenced for a few days. For those of you who write…..this is an exasperating feeling…..wanting to write and staring at an empty computer screen! Excuses abound as to why I didn’t have time to write or couldn’t write at a certain time or was needed for something else…but they are all just that……excuses.
So, I am back at it. Notice I’ve been missing from my blog for a week?!?!? I finally did and now it is time to kick myself into gear and put myself (and my stories) back into perspective.
Okay….today I will finish those pesky payments of bills! However, as soon as I am done with them it is back to business as usual.
Back to business and feelin’ great,