Didn’t mean to disappear for so long. And then I’ve been saying I’ve returned only to flit away into oblivion again. Sad. Day. I apologize. I can say that I have very good reason and I will do my darndest to not let it happen again.
Since you last heard from me, I have graduated from Fairfield University, gone to California, began working and applied for graduate school. The radio silence has been due to such ventures. Do forgive me.
On the bright side, I have a great many things I would like to discuss with you, now that we haven’t talked in such a long time. The first, you may notice is the new domain. I have finally decided that since I’m getting a paycheck, it’s ok to splurge a little. https://disgruntledwriterscircle.wordpress.com is now http://missrosemary.net. YAY! Makes much more sense. The old domain still works, but I like this new one much better. And since I paid the money, it will inspire me to post more frequently than I have been.
So let’s get right back into the swing of things shall we? How is it that we writers get out of funks? I.e. what is it that inspires us to pick up the pen or open up our laptops when our words have been failing us?
Answer: who in God’s name knows? Usually what happens is I’ll be on a roll, writing every day for hours, barely pausing to eat or drink, can’t stop me come hell or high water, characters developing, sentences flowing, pages upon pages of journals filling … and then months of nothing. Weeks of no inspiration, planning out sections of the books that I have already written, revisiting portions that do not warrant revisitiation. I’ll do anything except continue to write what it is I should be writing according my schedule. This results in anger, frustration and on a few rare occasions coupled with raging hormones and chocolate chip cookie dough, tears.
I wish there was some way for me to avoid this process but I can’t. Regrettably, I have not found the spark, place, pen or whathaveyou that brings forth writerly genius no matter where I stand in my project. And as of this very minute, my life holds too many factors that prevent me from keeping a steady writing schedule.
So what do I do? Wait out the dry spell and seize the opportunity whenever and wherever it hits me. Best system in the world? No. Better than nothing? Well obviously.
How about you? What are your cures to writers’ block? Do you keep schedules?
Speaking of schedules, I hereby vow to be better at keeping them. This means a serious attempt to post twice a week. Whether they be little posts or big posts will depend on a few factors, but I will for sure let you know about grad school and any writing progress I make. If I get my stats up again, I might post a few excerpts 🙂