It is HARD to get back into writing. Doesn’t matter whether you stopped working on your school paper for an hour of Youtube videos, set aside your novel to marathon a Netflix show, or forgot to update your blog because you were busy with school; stopping is infinitely easier than getting back at it.
That’s true of anything, I think. Stop exercising for two weeks? So hard to find the motivation to go for a run the next day. Take a break halfway through cleaning the house? You probably won’t get around to finishing for another week.
A regular habit creates momentum. Lose that momentum for whatever reason, and… blah.
Here’s the messy truth of the matter: when an important relationship came to an abrupt end last year, it sucked a lot of my writing motivation away. And, okay, it was also easy to blame writing irregularities on the fact that I was back in school or home visiting family or moving to Ontario or starting my work residency… Until I looked up and had free evenings for the first time in months and realized I could get back into a proper, daily writing habit.
To which I say again: IT IS HARD to get back into writing.
Look around! It’s almost the end of April! And I’m still struggling to make writing a daily habit again!
With all this in mind, I’m going to launch myself back into blogging for a number of reasons, like:
- accountability to others, and
- less internal pressure, not to mention
- shorter pieces, as well as
- a variety of fun, random topics to choose from.
So follow along as I ramble about who-knows-what. Feel free to comment (that’ll help keep me motivated to stay at this) or ask questions (so I can write overly complicated answers). Or just lurk silently. That’s cool, too.
Until next time (whenever that may be (hopefully hopefully soon))!