It feels like a life-time since I’ve been here. And no, I’m not counting this lame post from last week.
In my absence, I’ve done a lot of thinking. An unintentional break from anything does that to you.
And although, I am in a much better frame of mind (and well again), I am still suffering from lack of inspiration. Or burn out. Or something.
I’ve failed at NaNoWriMo, which is a whole other story, and not a bad one.
It just came down to my idea not being fleshed out enough in my mind. When it came time to sit down and write, it just wasn’t working. Although I’m not technically a plotter, I need to have a really good idea of where the story is heading, even if it’s only in my head. Things like characters, beginning, plot points, conflicts and roughly what could happen in the end. This time, I only had a beginning and a character. And it wasn’t enough. But that’s okay. I don’t really see it as a failure, just an idea that needs more time to be nurtured.
On a better note, I have been writing some awesome copy for clients. One email in my inbox today read,
‘I read the attached [copy] and it is perfect! A load off my mind! :)’
Needless to say, that made my day!
But, back to blogging.
I still find myself in a bit of a rut. I get that way sometimes. Wondering all sorts of things:
a) Do I have anything worthwhile to say?
b) Am I just regurgitating the same old thoughts?
c) Do I have a purpose? Do I need a purpose?
d) Could I be bothered?
e) Am I overthinking it?
I think maybe it’s just as simple as I’m just a bit burnt out. After all, it is the silly season, when every day on the calendar seems to have something written on it, sometimes two or three things. What I really feel like doing is sticking my head in the sand for the next eight weeks, or fast-forwarding to 2016. Oh, what a thought!
Anyway, I’m not going to over-think it anymore. I’m just going to take it day by day. And if that day happens to be a blogging day and I feel I have something to blog about, I will. If not, I won’t. Right now, it needs to be as simple as that.
Are you a bit over everything at the moment?