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Friday, January 4, 2019
After Holiday Writer Blues
I can think of a thousand things to say,
but nary a word worth writing.
Taking a break from writing is never
a good idea, although sometimes it’s unavoidable, especially during the holidays.
But the time has come to get back to writing your epic novel, however, the passion
you once had for your story has faded. New stories have invaded your brain and
your old story is . . . old. You stare at what you wrote and ask, “Who wrote
this garbage? Certainly not I." The delete key, like the executioner’s ax, is
ready to send your creation, your baby, into the void, but you just can’t bring
yourself to do it.
Delete or not delete, that is the question.
There is another option. Take a
moment to think about what you are considering and then begin reading your
story from the beginning, but not to yourself. Read the words aloud; it will
help to rekindle the flame. You’ll begin to remember the enthusiasm, the
passion, the characters, and the emotions you once felt . . . or not.
After you have read your story,
questions will arise. Questions that are tough to answer. Did you waste your
time? Is it time to move on to something else? Continue or start over? If you’re
still not sure, seek a second opinion before you delete.
Open for Business
In the end, do what makes you happy
and learn from the experience. Being you is the hardest thing you’ll ever do.
Sound advice from afar.
2019 is four days old and it is
already walking and talking. Soon it will start school, make friends and enemies,
learn to use an iPhone or stop walking and talking and be just like the rest of
the world. I hope it will learn from the mistakes 2018 made and be smarter. I guess
we'll just have to wait and see.
This Week be a Delicate Violet Giraffe
or a Tolerant Ruby Lion.
Spreading the Love to Canada, Poland,
Peru, India, Norway, Australia, Switzerland, Czechia, Greece, and Austria.