Writing and Other Afflictions

"If it was easy, everyone would do it." –Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own"

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Dry Spells

Sometimes you just hit one of those times when nothing is calling to be written. I had three days off after Christmas, and I spent them running errands and watching TV. I have several stories waiting to be written, but I haven’t been thinking about any of them. So when I sit down to write them, nothing flows.

I think the occasional dry spell is not too bad for you as long as you don’t put yourself in the mindset that you have to be writing. It’s a bit irritating to have all this time and not be using it, but it’s also good to relax and take a break once in a while. I’ve actually been enjoying the time off from work and from writing, so I think it’s been good. And the stories are percolating, it’s just been a busy month and I haven’t had a real chance to think about them.

What I’m going to do tonight is pull up a couple stories and just force myself to get back into the flow of them, now that my free time is almost over. After all, when I get busy again, I’m going to need some distractions, right?