New Projects, Novel Edits, and Preparing My Summer Writing Schedule
“Getting things back on track is something we all struggle with from time to time. Allowing ourselves to delve into our creativity once more, after we’ve neglected it for a while, can prove to be quite tough. I’m going through quite a bit of writer’s block at the moment, for I just do not know where to begin. Now is the time for me to brainstorm, for me to initiate a starting point, and let it all unfold naturally. For now, it doesn’t have to make sense, it doesn’t have to be the best thing I’ve ever written. All I require of myself, is the effort to do something. That something, could grant me the fulfillment I so happen to miss.”
I feel like I haven’t experienced writer’s block this badly since I graduated High School. With that being said, I have every intention of breaking through and getting some writing done regardless. Waking up with the urge to continue a project is a feeling I hold dear to my heart. I want to get rid of this feeling of uncertainty where my writing is concerned, allow myself the natural flow of things, and rediscover a part of my writing I had so long forgotten. It isn’t about where that piece of writing is going, it isn’t about what I plan on doing with it afterwards, it is about getting it over the finish line; bringing it to completion. I want to get into doing some more natural writing on here as well, maybe write something in a series, the possibilities are endless. I just want to get writing again.
In order to revamp my writing ways, I’ll have to start streamlining the way in which I go about putting the time and effort into my writing. I’m going to have to outline all I want to get done during the day in such a way that I’m able to complete it entirely.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
- Surround yourself with things that inspire you. (Read something that gets you up and gets you going. Something that makes you want to create).
- Write something. Anything. Every day. (Get writing, it doesn’t matter where, it doesn’t matter when, it just matters that you’re putting the effort into your craft).
- Don’t stress too much about the things you can fix. (Make your notes as you go along, entertain new ideas, and channel those sparks of inspiration into what you’re currently working on).
- Spend more time with a journal. (Just you, the pen, and the paper. You need a break from the screen every once in a while. Give yourself some time to collect your thoughts, to learn, to grow).
I plan on bringing my projects to completion. I plan to allow myself the feeling of getting things done, of crossing my to-dos off my list, and doing something great with my time. Give yourself a moment to collect, to tend to all the pressing issues in your life, and turn around, set aside some time, and get to writing. It could very well be everything you need to work towards your goals, to progress, and give you a place to channel all that life throws at you.