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.