It’s been a while since my last post! I could tell you that I got wrapped up in Christmas and New Years or that my husband and I moved to a new city and I just finished unpacking….but I could have made time to blog if I’d really pushed it.
The truth is that I fell off the writer and blogging wagon. You sort of run around as a writer and shout, “Write! Write! Write!“…and then there are patches were nothing comes. Since I began writing freelance, it hasn’t been an exception. It’s been a struggle to find creativity left over at the end of the day to blog or write for fun. Writing has always been my hobby but once I added different companies to write for during the week, it became “my work day,”…and turning back to writing when I have time off from my deadlines is harder than I thought it’d be.
Which is a cycle every writer falls into and I’d have to say it’s hard. The more I don’t write creatively without boundaries, the harder it is to write, and the longer I abstain….the more guilty I feel and the less I write outside of my work. The less I write, the more I worry I about my ability to write. I felt guilty about taking an unannounced break from blogging (I love this blog!) and my contests. I’ve been avoiding editing the book I wrote, wondering if I should just start over and give up. My cooking blog is on hiatus from our 2 recent moves, we kind of dropped the ball.
But in end all you can do as a writer or anything in life is hop back on the wagon and start shouting, “Write, Write, Write!” You can’t let your own shame or self-doubt get the best of you or burn-out either.
If you any of you out there have any tips on how to juggle your passions with work (writing or not), I’m all ears. Here’s to breaking the spell and getting back to writing and my goals…..and to stopping playing solitaire.