It’s been raining every day…not that I mind but it’s reminded me that summer is going too fast. It’s the first year I haven’t taken a break from teaching and I’m feeling like I’ll need some sort of break to recharge my writing batteries before fall arrives.
Anyone else ever feel like they just need a change of pace? I’ve been feeling restless lately and last week I heard some sad news about someone that holds a special place in my heart. It’s thrown me off course. So much so that I’ll be writing a post about it and how life’s events can affect your writing.
Needless to say I’ve been doing lots of thinking about which direction I want to take my writing. I know I want to focus on mysteries and TV writing but that means I probably have to say goodbye to writing romances at least for awhile. Giving up one thing to do something else is never easy but I think I’m heading in the right direction. One thing sad news can do to a writer is make them go deep within their heart and then the flood gates open up and you have wonderful sparks of dialogue you quickly are jotting down in your notebook, and stories that you think need to be told.
Bottom line is loss isn’t all bad at least not for us writers.
I’d love to hear if a life event has helped or hindered you as a writer.
Have a fun week and happy writing to all.