Saturday, 27 July 2019
Hi everyone, Just a quick post to say I'm taking a short hiatus. Plans to write, read and generally take some time away are the order of the day. I should be back for September IWSG, until then, good wishes to you all and hope you are enjoying your summer.
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Wednesday, 3 July 2019
Thanks to Alex and this month's co-hosts:
Erika Beebe, Natalie Aguirre, Jennifer Lane, MJ Fifield, Lisa Buie-Collard, and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor
I'm running scared this month. Scared I won't be able to write anymore. Scared that a part of me is lost. Dramatic? Well, yes, maybe a little, but it is a fear that is increasingly niggling away at me. Due to a variety of reasons; illness, work, daughter getting married(!) I haven't added any words to my current WIP or worked on the edits on a previous project, for several weeks and I guess I'm worried that I won't be able to write anymore. That somehow my writing muscles will have ceased up through non-use. And I am aware that I am sort of procrastinating a bit now too, even though I really want to get back into it.
On the plus side, the summer is usually my most productive time as I have several weeks off from my school job. In three weeks I will hopefully have time to dedicate to my writing and I am looking forward to that. However, much like any form of exercise, I feel my writing muscles need a little warm up rather than dive straight back into hours of writing at a time. I think I'm going to set myself some small targets over the next couple of weeks to break me back in gently. Perhaps start with some editing, just a page or so to begin and build up, I should be able to manage that.
Has anyone else suffered with this kind of fear? Any advice or reassurance greatly received!
Thank you for stopping by to read my IWSG post, I look forward to visiting your blogs and hearing what you have all been up to lately or your latest writing achievements or struggles.