I just visited this page for the first time in quite a while, and wow, what a depressing state to leave This Writing Business in for so many months! (My last post was titled “When Things Aren’t Going Well.”)
I’m happy to report things are going well again. I’ve been putting my “butt in the chair,” as the saying goes, a lot since the start of the new year. I’ve knocked out at least a quarter of my WIP in the past 30 days alone!
Why the sudden surge of enthusiasm? Well, I’d say my drive has never really left me, but sometime late last year I decided that instead of feeling depressed about my lack of time and energy to write, I’d use that energy to get over myself and just do it. Hardly any writers I know in the modern era actually have time to write. We make time. I’m making time. And guess what? My muse was sitting there, waiting for me, and my characters welcomed me back with open arms.