“Life In-Between Writing”

So far, this year has been a hazy dream that is slow to shake.  DarkMtClouds_IMG_6115_wmk
When health issues arise, the writer often feels an obligation to keep on writing, revising, and producing new ideas. I’ve often been able to do that through the years.

But at times, some health situations are too serious, too fatiguing, and catch onGroupSaguaros_wmk_IMG_2593_1e off guard that writing is not possible in the normal vein. It is during these times that the writer must rest and find new strength to heal. Do not feel guilty or feel like you have abandoned your craft.

I have found my characters will wait. They even tend to encourage me to rest and let them relax as well. Often they appear stronger themselves. Strong enough to help me mend myself, along with the story that my characters live within.

What I’m finding is that though my life feels a bit dry and colorless now, it will bloom again and burst full of color. From the fog to a Barrel Blossoms_wmkcolorful life – full of writing, ideas, and renewed health. In fact, I know it’s not that far off, it’s just within sight. I’m already catching glimpses because the creative mind never stops.

Your input: When a health problem has you lying flat, how do you help yourself to heal? When you’re too weak or fatigued to write, how do you maintain your writing in-between life?

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6 thoughts on ““Life In-Between Writing”

  1. Thank you for your well wishes, Savannah! I must say I’ve been watching a lot of TV, so maybe that is feeding my creative juices a bit I tried reading but kept falling asleep from the meds. Haha. I guess I’ll keep watching TV for now.

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  2. Feel better soon, Lynn. Although it’s hard for me to be away from writing, I know that everything I do other than writing, whether reading or speaking to people or simply thinking or watching tv, gives me creative input I’ll eventually synthesize so not a moment goes to waste.

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  3. Dear Lynn, Sorry that you’re having a rough time. When I was at college, I took a creative writing course that was excellent. One of the assignments was to personify an
    inanimate to imitate Juan Ramon Jimenez collection of stories, “Patero y yo”.
    Patero was a donkey. I wrote about Renato, a car, who was going to leave Madrid on a road trip. I loved writing that story because it sort of happened while in was in Madrid staying with the Godmother of my Spanish professor.
    It tells of Renato’s feelings, happy to be washed and polished, leaving the city traffic but only to encounter some mishaps. Cousin Bob

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    • Thank you for your well wishes, Bob. I’m doing better now. That’s an interesting story about your Spanish fiction assignment. It sounds like such a cute story. Thanks again for stopping by. 🙂

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