Yesterday was a hard day. Actually, no it was the past three days. Wait. It has been this whole past year. No, forget that. The past six years have been . . . emotional. No, no, no, it’s been longer than that. Well, you get the picture. Life is hard. Thankfully, it’s also fun.
I think of all that I have.
- A family
- Many friends
- Part of two wonderful communities of writers
- Books/Access to Learning
- Decent enough health to get through each day
- My computer and journals to write with
- A house
- A car
- I could go on and on
For a few days there, I could not write. Actually, I was writing. It’s just that everything I wrote turned out like "doo-doo." I’ve had too many emotions rumbling around.
What did I do to get past it?
I wrote anyway, knowing that I’d most likely never send any of it out. Or maybe I could use bits of it later in new pieces. After that, I took my dog for a walk, hoping to tune into my surroundings for some inspiration. Then I did some reading.
Yesterday I was overwhelmed by the gracious comments on my poem at Curio Poetry. Check out this one: “I want a Linda Hat, so I can think thoughts like this and put these images onto paper. Bravo!”
Then last night I had a comforting dream visit from my dad. Today I seem to be back on track. Thank you for all of the positive energy.
Just curious. What do you do when your writing is “off”?
- I'm sorry I missed this challenge: Jane Ann McLachlan's October Memoir and Backstory Blog Challenge. I've read some really good pieces coming out of it.