To all of my loyal readers, I apologize for not posting the last few days. It’s something I’m usually very good about, but every now and then it’s good to take a break to get refreshed. That’s sort of the inspiration behind my BLOG for the day.
As many writers know, when you write time after time again under hard deadlines, there comes a point when you just need to step back from it all and get a new perspective. It makes the assignments seem less daunting and it also helps you get new ideas.
The first thing that I recommend doing, when you take a step back is to either not write at all or to just do only creative writing – writing, for yourself, about topics that really do excite and interest you.
When I write, I write with my inner voice. That thought process inside my head that almost seems like it is writing its own pieces. That is my style, I write like I think and I think like I write. It’s hard to describe really, but if you think this way you know what I mean. Not everyone is the same, so adjust my advice to fit your own writing style.
Over the last few days, I did my own writing. Instead of writing for “Corporate America,” I covered a local high school football game, helped a friend with a project they were working on, and did a lot of writing about different ideas for fun at home projects (aka. Our family holiday newsletter) in my notebook.
Oh!? That’s another great tip, always keep a notebook with you, you never know when something will inspire you.
This was great writing therapy for me, because finally, I was writing about what I wanted to write about, when I wanted to write about it. Writing was fun again!!
Writers – writing should always be fun. If you are not having fun doing what you are doing (writing), then you should question why you do it in the first place. Going through life doing what you like/tolerate, not what you love to do, will only make you miserable stressed and depressed in the end. Trust me!
Ha! I just realized that this BLOG post is just me rambling more than anything. I hope that you got something out of it. Mainly, that it is okay to take a break from writing. It will actually help you in the end, if you take time for yourself to enjoy writing.
If you have any thoughts or comments about this, I invite you to post a comment to this BLOG… your questions and feedback are always appreciated.
-From the Writer’s Corner Office