You may have noticed that I’ve been away for awhile. I have a pretty good reason for this, but it’s kind of personal, so I won’t be explaining in detail except to say that life has been tough recently. Unfortunately this has affected my writing as a whole, not just my blogging. I’m coming back to it, but for now I’d like to talk about when things get tough.
There are a good many things that can interfere with our ability to write: losing a job, facing the death of a loved one, starting a new relationship, ending a relationship, having a baby, or a new school year (or first year of school) for our children, just to name a few. I’m sure you can come up with other life events that can present a challenge. With all of these possible events coming at us it can be very difficult to focus on writing. It also means we need to try that much harder to press on. For me this means that I need to rethink my approach to life in general. For example, I like meeting friends for coffee, and it’s therapeutic for me, but I really need to occasionally say “thank you, but I need to make time for writing”. That doesn’t mean I can’t go out, it just means I need to consider how much time I’m spending doing so.
If you’re reading this and you know me personally please take it to heart. Know that I’m not turning you down personally, and maybe another time will work better. Therefore I will be moving to an appointment-based schedule. I will actually be scheduling time to write, blog, and socialise. Thank you, dear reader, for understanding.
When Life Attacks