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Maybe It's Not Over

I was really in breakup mode with my writing last week, as evidenced by my pathetic give-up post, but perhaps our relationship isn't over after all.

No, no - I still haven't written anything, but apparently I can't stop thinking like a writer. I've been doing a lot of reading to pass the time, and otherwise filling my days with wonderful mommy moments and dreadful cleaning binges, but each time I finish a good book I get that niggling. That fervent desire to write something - to publish - to create characters that leap off the page and bond with their reader. I even got a spark of an idea! But it's just another small idea that needs major developing and nurturing. I don't know if it will ever go anywhere.

I guess I'd place myself in writer's limbo right now. I'll no longer say I should give up (because you're right, I shouldn't) but I still feel like I need to let this fly for awhile and not force myself. We'll see what comes of it.

If anything, I'm at least encouraged that I couldn't shut down my writer instinct, even when I really was feeling like parting ways was for the best.

6 comments:

  1. There are so many ups and downs to being a writer. Many people find heartache after heartache when they review their writing or receive rejection after rejection. Me, I questioned whether this was my path, or if I should go back to school and try something else. I came to the conclusion that even if I had a different career, I'd still use my spare time to write. In other words, I can't give it up.

    Hope you find some clarity on your hiatus!

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  2. If you do enough cleaning, you'll by crying to get back to the writing.
    But I get the sentiment. Stick to it, though! Even something small each day.

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  3. Thank you for the kind, encouraging comments everyone! I really appreciate it.

    I'm working on a new story idea and even wrote a little for the first chapter. The story is still evolving though. I think I have to rewrite what I've written already. Oh well! That's the way it goes and it's good practice.

    I wrote something again! Yah!

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  4. Hi Casey. I saw your picture on PJ's blog and I thought it was really cool so I decided to visit you here. I am also in writer's limbo right now - not a happy place to be. But part of being a writer is knowing that I've been here before and I'll be here again. Each time, hopefully, I move through these low phases faster because I begin to trust the process of doubt and jubilation. Of stagnation and growth.

    Don't give up. Don't ever give up.

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  5. Sounds like you just needed to recharge your batteries. Glad to hear you can't stop thinking about writing. I'm sure you'll be pounding out the rest of your novel soon!!

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