WQ – Writer’s Block
I haven’t written in a week. It’s like holding your breath under water. You feel an awful constriction and then the instinct to propel yourself. – D. A. Botta
Actually it’s only been four days, but it feels like it’s been a week since I last wrote anything. I’d had a good daily writing streak going too, I was at eightteen days and then I got pulled away from being able to do anything on Saturday. Saturday and Sunday I was busy running the callbacks for the theatre’s season auditions all day each day. Then Monday my brain needed a day off after the hectic weekend so I devoted my time to reading instead of writing.
I haven’t been feeling writer’s block too strongly per se, but I know I want to spend time writing and working on my stories, and working in the word of theatre tends to consume all of the time I might spend on other activities. I’ve still been listening to the podcast I Should Be Writing and this has been helping fuel my desire to write, now if only I can get back to having my time.
I loved seeing the streak I had started mid-July building up as I wrote a little bit every day, so I was crushed when I couldn’t get anything done last Saturday. Listening to Mur on the podcast and her streak of 550-some days has been a huge inspiration for helping drive me to write even on days I hadn’t felt like it (for the point I’m currenly listening to that’s where her streak is at).
I feel like I’ve been holding my breath for four days and penning out even this quick post has helped give me a bit of air. I’m getting my toes back in the water; I’m restarting a new streak. Time to get back to my story.