The Missing Piece

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?

About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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6 Responses to The Missing Piece

  1. Good for you! (Wendy is a lovely person!)
    I have pulled myself up and said several times “This is it!”, only to let other things get in my way.I always feel so much better when I write.
    Still knocking myself out to get my house ship-shape.I hope that I will be able to write while recuperating next month. All things will be good and no one will expect me to do much else!

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  2. jeff7salter says:

    like you, I’ve experienced lengthy slumps. And one of mine that was most difficult to break out from was after the death of my father-in-law. He had read my first two novel manuscripts and I was completing my third as he was in the hospital dying. It took me some 15 months to return to that story and start getting the draft into readable shape.
    Glad to hear that you’re writing again.
    I’d like to watch that clip with Wendy. Do you have it?

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  3. Joselyn says:

    I hope you creativity continues! I’ve been struggling with a sinus infection and haven’t wanted to do much of anything, so it’s nice to be feeling a tiny bit better and want to do things again, especially creative things.

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