Soooo, after a considerable hiatus, I am a writer again. Sometimes you have to step away from something for a time to truly see it clearly. With that said, I've come to the conclusion that once one is a writer she/he cannot really stop being one, even if they try, even if there is absolutely no tap, tap, tap on the old keyboard. I’ve learned that it's a thing that has become a permanent part of me. Even when I wasn’t working on anything at all, trying to avoid every aspect of writing--story ideas, character images, and settings continued to pop into my mind. They nagged me, actually.
At this point though, my approach is different. I have reframed how I look at the process so as not to drive myself mad. ;-) For a while there, my focus had become so incredibly narrow, that I was missing out on a great many wonderful things in my life. No mas! Writing will not be my only artistic endeavor--the end all, be all of my life. I will also work with my paper, clay and fabric, and I will feel good about whatever it is I’m working on at the time. No guilt – no shoulds! With this attitude, I will probably never hit the big time. I’ve accepted that. But, I’ll be happy, and I will find more peace in my life, and that is what I want more than anything.
Cheers until next time!