Can I just say that I have some writing related regrets? Well, just the one, really. The one where I let myself fall out of my daily writing habit. Even though I know it’s so much harder to start again than it is to just keep going; static friction versus kinetic friction and all that. And even though I had perfectly sensible–and possibly even responsible–reasons for focusing on other parts of life. And even though I know that I’m human, and therefore possessed of only finite capabilities, and that burnout is a real thing.
But as I sit here and stare at my painfully blank screen, it’s hard not to think that maybe I should have just slogged through. And kept writing every day. Because maybe it would be easier to be writing right this moment.
But, hey. I’ve been here before. Maybe all I need to do is just start writing again. And to start doing it every day again. It can’t hurt, that’s for sure!
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Oh yeah. I’ve definitely been there. The best thing to do is cut your losses and straight from scratch, because the longer you put off your return, the worse it becomes. Good luck to you!
Thanks, Stuart! I can’t say it’s been a resounding success so far, but thanks to an infinitely loyal sister and her tireless and effective badgering, I’ve actually managed more writing in the past couple of days than in the last month, maybe more– and yes, it was absolutely starting over from scratch. With notes. I hope your own writing adventures have been meeting with success!