Unclogging a Pipe
I just thought I’d share some of what’s been going on right now with my life. You know, the real one. A couple of weeks ago I had a horrible health scare. It was due to blood sugar and diet and all kind of other scary things, but we’ve got it mostly under control. Other personal issues involving custody issues arose immediately after, but seem to be mostly under control as well. So, some pretty poor things that have made my desire to write sink.
On top of all of that craziness, I recently proposed to my long-time GF and we’re now engaged! Even though it is a happy event in my life, it brings with it a lot of wedding planning lunches and spending time on relationship building and all kinds of other fun things that are a drain on “writing time”.
So, yes, I haven’t sat down and had a really good writing session for weeks. I sent a lot of business related e-mails, worked on newsletters and adjusting site qualities. I talked with fans, posted on forums, and other general online social things, but the spark write just wasn’t in me.
Until last night.
It was like a pipe was unclogged (as my friend put it). I only wrote for a short time, but the ideas flowed out and I got a lot accomplished. The first time in a long time that I felt accomplished with my writing efforts and now I am happy.
This can be used as an example to illustrate that not everyone can be 100% all the time. Despite my urge to just lie on the couch and become celery, it’s important to remember how crucial it is to keep busy. Stephen King said that to be a writer, you must write. You must wake up in the morning and think of writing. This is forever true of me and I follow this rule to the letter. Even if I’m not writing part of my current book, I’m working on blogs or e-mail or forums or whatever I can do to improve my writing and communication skills. Keep that in mind the next time you get a block or a horrible personal matter rears its head.