So, I’m scrolling through FB for like the hundredth time today because I’m just not feeling it. The urge to write is not there today and even though I will eventually write because I think it’s important to write everyday, it’s probably not going to be good.
I thought I’d put down some thoughts about not being inspired.
I am venturing out from my original posts on family and genealogy. I hope you don’t mind. I’m rather at a standstill where my ancestors are concerned. I have more people I could talk about but I need to recheck some details. I’m still working on the Mary Hill murder mystery but there may never be a solution to it. I’m hopeful, though.
I am working on a book, as I’ve mentioned before and it’s turning and twisting on me. My characters are behaving badly and screaming for their say in the story. For any writer’s out there, you know what I’m talking about.
I planned and still do plan to sit down, well, I’m already sitting, and give at least one character her say and she is, I think, going to be my most difficult character. I get tired thinking about it. Maybe I need a nap. Am I procrastinating? You bet.
I mentioned that I come to writing as an older person. I am 57. So, not so old, they tell me 50 is the new 30, funny, but old enough that I have been and done many other things in my life. However, I always, in some fashion, thought of myself as a writer, sporadic as it may have been.
At this point in my life, I have decided to make writing a habit. This involves, as I said, writing every day. However, I wonder what Aristotle would have thought about being uninspired. There have to be times when he put the writing utensil down and said, I’m not feeling it today or some version of that. It’s not that I feel I’m running out of time, it’s just that I feel I’m running out of time!!!!!!!!
It’s a big change at this time of in my life. Long overdue, actually, but still, a big change.
To all you writers and readers out there, don’t despair. We all have days when what ever we need just isn’t there. Be brave. I’m going to try. I’m off to fight with my characters. Thanks again for your time.