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Little steps

Sometimes, it’s difficult to jump back into an activity after a long break.  Writing seems to be one of those activities for me.  To be honest, I have never really been one of those people with a dedicated schedule to spend time writing.  But this year, with all the changes on the horizon, I feel my lackadaisical approach to writing also needs to change.

But let’s not put the cart before the horse.  First, I need to get back into writing mode before I can take my craft a bit more serious.  I have tried sitting down with my word document open and tried to write.  Nothing happened.  Not even one word was put on the page.  This made me realize I can not just jump in head first.  So, I have started doing small things to revive my creativity.

To start, I cleaned and organized my writing space.  It had become a catch all location over the last few months, collecting everything from tax documents, bills, school work, to hair clippers.  I took a day and reclaimed the workspace for creative projects and nothing else.

Essentially, I am going back to the basics.  Revisiting what my motivation and inspiration was to originally start writing.  So to start, I have been reading fiction again for leisure and I switched my music selection from meditation music back to piano music.  It’s helping a bit, afterall, I am back to blogging.  But, I haven’t sat down to write any fiction, yet.  

I am not pushing myself.  I know I have a lot going on in my life and in my mind, so right now, I am happy taking these baby steps back into writing.

Each day is a new day to take one more step back into writing.

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Author:

I am a writer currently working on her first series featuring Malcolm Stone. I also dabble in photography cooking and enjoying life. Synopsis of Dissonance (Book I in the series): Malcolm is youngest son of Preston Stone, the largest liquor importer on the east coast since the prohibition. His family’s affluence has afforded him the opportunity to follow his passion of being a pianist. He married a successful local artist Anabelle Connolly. They appeared to have the perfect life, but it had turned sour. After Anabelle’s death, the truth of their marriage can no longer be hidden. Years of Malcolm’s carefully constructed lies start unraveling at his feet. Will he be able to pick up the pieces of his shattered life? Dissonance explores and exposes a violent relationship, infidelity, substance abuse, depression, and lies.

2 thoughts on “Little steps

  1. Good to hear that you’re getting back into writing. It’s a slow process, from what I understand. I went through periods like that. It was hard for me to get back into writing stories. I wasn’t ready. Unfortunately, I don’t have a dedicated spot in my house for writing. I just sit wherever there’s room. And most of the time, I have to write when everyone else is away or asleep. Or I’ll write stuff on my phone. That seems to help get my spirits up for writing.

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