I've been finding it tough to get back into the swing of writing again. I don't mean revisions, I mean actually sitting down and writing new chapters, or scenes.
I have finally had some new ideas come to me and sat down and wrote out a chapter one day, and a few scenes another day. It is coming back to me, slowly, but surely. I think once you have been immersed in the revision part of your book for as long as I was, you tend to forget what it's like to just sit and write. To come up with new and fun ideas for the rest of the series. I do enjoy this part of writing.
Recently, I read a new comment thread on LinkedIn asking if you have to be a little crazy to be creative, and I have to say, Yes. In fact, that's a big YES! I remember on my last birthday, I received a birthday wish from one of my comedienne,(that's how you spell it if the comic is a woman) friends who said I was crazy, but good crazy.
I guess I never thought of my self as a little on the tipped side of eccentric, or weird, or even moody. When I used to book comics and bands, I found they were all a little crazy, but wonderful people. The one thing that stood out the most for me, is they are actually very smart people, with an acute sense of their surroundings. I guess to do this for a living, you would have to be a little touched.
But, it feels good to be back among the crazy's and writing again. It is still a work in progress for me, but I will come back with a vengeance. I am grateful that I had already written most of the novella and the second book in the series. At least I know I am not starting from scratch.
Do you think you might be a little touched in your creativity? I am curious as to your thoughts or maybe comments that you've been told about yourself to make you wonder how people see you. And, are you writing everyday, or finding it difficult to get back into it like me?
I hope that all of you have a wonderful week. Don't forget to drop me a line. I love to hear from you and your muse.