It’s happening again. Praise God, it’s happening again!!! I was a little afraid after that writing contest that I would be too intimidated–by myself, oddly enough–to keep writing. I reminded myself that if writing really is my God-given gift/purpose, I couldn’t exactly lose it. 🙂
Yet, it did take a brief hiatus. I was also focusing on patterning in my spare time for a special project, and with yours truly the perfectionist, it took all of my spare time. I wrote a brief piece here and there–worked on outlining the remainder of my longish short story–but otherwise my keyboard keys were quiet.
The patterning project has been both completed and side-lined, and I am re-focusing my efforts on research (my very hoity term for voraciously reading whatever I want) and writing. My lunch break yesterday was comprised mostly of writing some more of Lila’s story. I’ve also begun a draft for a new contest story. But most importantly–and most delightfully–my mind is writing. My vocabulary, buried under other thoughts and concerns, has returned to the forefront of my brain effortlessly. I’m turning phrases–again, without really thinking about it–regarding my surroundings, situations, events, and thoughts. The people on my bus each morning are unsuspecting fodder to my imagination and story-play. These are the moments I love best. I probably look a bit batty with a half-smile permanently on my face, but it’s worth it for the internal banter and story creation taking place.
Phew. Such a relief! I was despairing that perhaps I had lost my one real passion in life. Thank God it isn’t so!