I had an idea to write for a prompt that I found while on my lunch yesterday – but I’ve got Christmas shopping and plans for baking/family time on the brain, so much so that I can’t focus long enough to write anything worthwhile.
Is it possible to be happy about keeping a writing schedule, but at the same time feel bored with it? I like discovering new things to write about, learning what kinds of things readers enjoy, finding out what I can challenge myself to write… but recently keeping to the Tuesday/Friday schedule has become a chore. Perhaps I need to identify more short and long-term goals.
Here’s my problem:
Part of me wants to take a break from the blog so that I can start anew in 2013 and feel re-energized.
The other part knows that taking a break would be a huge risk, because knowing me, I might never come back to this blog – and if I do, I might not be able/want to keep such a “strict” schedule.
Here’s my hope:
I’d like advice from everyone (writers and non-writers) about YOUR creative processes (in writing, music, drawing/painting, sculpting, needlework, video blogging, movie making etc) and if you have any ideas on how to reinvigorate my brain or make blogging more fun, PLEASE SHARE. I wouldn’t call this a rut, but it sure isn’t a high point either.
Hopefully on Friday I’ll have a nice, normal creative writing post to share with you all. Just in time for the world to end, right? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, have a look around here.