Sitting in the sun under a blue sky, enjoying breezy temps, and the chattering entertainment of my birds fluttering from feeder to feeder, I’m reveling in this rejuvenating season…Spring!
A chance to breathe fresh air, bake in the warm sunshine, experience new growth, regroup after being away from the keyboard, and believe yourself back into the writing game.
As authors, we live in our minds, planning, plotting, persuading...Though, even with a perfect strategy and the best of intentions, sometimes distractions gradually shove writing out of our daily lives.
We lust after the life that presents us the road to release our darkest demons, deepest desires, and highest hopes.
If taking a forced break from writing makes you miss and appreciate it more than ever then it's time to figure out ways to make it a priority player among your daily tasks.
So do not dismay, because if writing is a calling not just a career, it will find its way back into your life.
Have challenges led you astray and caused you to drift off course from your goals? Here are 4 ways to help snap you back on track so you can believe yourself back into the writing game!
1. Read Your Own Books
Remind yourself why you chose this creative career path. You do not have to be a writer, you get to live out of your imagination where anything is possible! Reading your own books where you penned your heart and soul onto the page breathes life into new inspiration. This peek into the past will help you focus on the future by energizing you to develop another manuscript that you can be proud to share with the world.
2. Browse Through Your Own Blog Archives
See what your readers see. It’s interesting to go back and take your own advice. Life works in cycles so some of the issues and experiences that led you to etch out a particular post may be occurring again. Or, you might have a different perspective on an old challenge. A novel solution can equal multiple blog entries or a chapter in your next book. Reviewing previous projects delivers a fantastic opportunity to brainstorm on any changes you want to make to the look and feel of your site and overall online appearance.
3. Sort Through Those Folders Of Ideas And Files Of Words
Find an open uncluttered spot on your desk (I know, difficult to do sometimes.) Have some colored sticky notes, a marker, and paper clips handy. Batch similar topics together and label them with a suggested theme for a blog post or article. You’ll probably find items in those folders that you forgot about so it’ll provide you with fresh content ideas that you can repurpose in multiple areas.
4. Start Back To Writing With Your Favorite Subject
What topic can you write eloquently and passionately about for hours and still not run out of words? It's that caring from the heart subject where there's no struggling and searching for the best way to deliver your message.
In order to believe in your future as an author it helps to revisit and revel in your past victories. What motivated you then can empower you now if you let your mind go and feel what it was like to wake everyday and let your fingers have the power to travel in any direction they desire over the keyboard. Take a deep breath and allow your pen to race across the page. A new chapter can begin at any moment….
Have you come back after a scribal sabatical? How did you kick yourself back into gear? Share the steps of worked for you in the comments below!
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