I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday. I have to admit that I have fallen behind schedule on several things. I was out sick over the weekend and yesterday. During that time I found myself writing again. Its been awhile since I’ve been able to give a work my full attention. I haven’t been excited about writing since my aunt passed away (two years ago). She was a huge motivator. She believed in me and was always cheering me on. She was like a second mother to me. I found myself in a funk that I just could not shake.
But then last week I watched a FB live video where author Wendy Knight was talking about her struggles. She said something that jolted me out of my rut. When she stopped writing, she said she stopped daydreaming. That’s when I realized I had done the same thing. I was no longer allowing myself any sort of creativity. I had shut it all down. After watching that video. I felt like I knew how to get back to me. I started daydreaming.
Over the weekend I wrote 7,676 words in Stalled Hearts (a sequel to Love Overcomes). I find myself writing until my eyes get blurry with sleep. Then I fall asleep dreaming about the story. While at work I’m thinking about what I’m going to write, daydreaming the story. I’m excited to write. I am longing to put words on paper once again. I have so many projects planned! But I am taking them one at a time. I have a little notebook set aside to jot down ideas for the other projects if it comes while I am working on Stalled Hearts but I am not going to set this manuscript aside and go to another one until this one is ready to be submitted to a publisher.
It feels absolutely wonderful to be writing again. I feel like I found my way home.
Have you ever had a feeling that a part of you was missing? What did you do to get it back?