Yesterday I awoke with the desire to get out my computer and immerse myself in a new story. It was a glorious feeling, one that I have missed these last few months. I really haven’t written since November–I have been going through a dry spell.
I find Sundays not good days for writing, so I pushed aside the craving to write and went about my day. Rather crankily, I must admit. Monday would be the day to begin again. Monday morning bright and early I could flex those mental muscles and dive into the wonderful world of imagination.
I could barely wait!
Well, today is Monday and my mental muscles remain unflexed. I simply cannot get started. I have been at my computer for over an hour and have not written a single word.
I have checked my email, read a few web articles, given my opinion about the worst book I have ever read–and updated this blog.
But the story–the one that is aching to be written–remains locked away.
To be honest, I’m not too awfully worried, yet. I have been through this before, so I know what to do. I simply need to stretch out those poor muscles that have been unused for the last few months. Loosen them up a bit. Do a little freewriting, brainstorming, or…or…or something.
Come on brain! You can do it! Get that circulation flowing. Move those thoughts around.
You have had a long enough vacation, it is time to get back to work.
There is a book to be written.