Saturday, April 2, 2011

Question of the Day #886

Confession #1: I haven't been writing. Not fiction anyway. Sure, I've been writing training and other business materials and blogging, but no stories.

Confession #2: I don't really miss it. That feels weird. One part worried, one part guilty, one part scared. Like what if I never want to write again?

Maybe it's just a phase. A slice of life when focusing on improving life overrides the desire to write. I don't know.

What about all you writers? Do you go through writing phases? What do they feel like?



  1. Ahh, the old struggle of art vs on the money making side myself now.

  2. I've gone in and out of writing phases all my life. When I'm in the up phase I write tons, am very prolific. When I'm in the down phase, I write very little, if at all. I've never let it bother me, that's just the way I am.

  3. It's not just writing - it's anything in life. Sometimes you strangely just don't feel like doing it. It doesn't change who you are, it's just a phase and that's OK. I noticed last week that I didn't feel like cooking and thought, "what if I never want to cook again - what will define me then?!" But then today the cooking desire came back. Was just in a funk last week. The same will happen with your writing, I promise.

  4. I do set it aside at times--I find it comes back with more passion then when I pick it up again.

  5. I wish I were writing, but I'm not. The good news is that I'm editing two amazing books. Both authors destined for riches and fame.


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