Getting back to it
It’s really not going to shock any of you that I didn’t write much last week, mainly because most of what I write is out in the open, and y’all didn’t see much of that stuff last week. The reasons are, unfortunately, personal, but suffice it to say I didn’t feel like doing much of anything since Tuesday night, and that included writing.
I still don’t feel like doing much of anything, but I have to get back to writing sometime, and I suppose tonight is as good a night as any. Besides, I promised I’d finish up the current Twitter Novel project this month, and no matter what, I will.
Of course, six days is not the longest I’ve ever gone without writing. At one point, I went nearly a decade without finishing anything. I’d love to blame writer’s block, but the first couple of years of non-production was due to drinking, and the next several, laziness. I’ve tried to make up for it with an insane production schedule since about February 2009, and I think I’ve done all right — I’ve completed eight books in that time, and you folks have seen five of them. The current Twitter Novel will bring that to nine.
So, question for today — what’s the longest you’ve gone without pursuing your art (writing, painting, photography, film, etc.)? What was the reason you fell off the horse? How did you eventually get back into it?