I have been in transition for about a year or so having left my classroom and seeking what I called refirement.
Refirement is beginning again – firing up for a new way of being or living. I did not retire to just sit at home – I need to be involved and to learn something new, do something new.
My choice was to write – write for my blogs, work on a children’s book. My thinking was to explore this new world of words. Open time, open space and the freedom to explore what writing was all about.
I began last spring with a MG novel idea letting the two picture books stories I had written years ago remain sleeping in the bottom drawer. I wrote a chapter or so and there she sits. Life got in the way or I let it get in the way is more like it. I know that if I really wanted that story to come alive I would find the time. There is time – we make the time if we want something to really happen.
So here I am wondering – stuck in so many ways.
Yes, the broken wrist in a brace just went to a cast today (not healing since I am using it to much) – it can be my new reason for not writing. Except if you have noticed I am writing here. Writing can happen in short bursts – but isn’t that what many authors do they write only a few hundred words a day but write every day.
So now I must face the truth – I am stuck and I don’t know why!
Here is what I know:
- I have a story started
- I like the idea
- I have done some research for it
- I want to write – at least I think I do
- I am not moving forward
Hmmmm – what has me stuck? and how do I push myself forward?
Have you ever been here- sitting in the mud (well – more like sitting in a snow pile frozen- I live in Minnesota and it is now snowing)?
What do you do to kick your writing forward, to thaw it out and get moving?