I should apologize for the lack of updates these past couple of weeks. They've been incredibly hectic, thanks to midterms next week and me getting over being sick. I've barely read for fun, barely written anything. It's pretty much school, school, school.
And that's great... until it isn't.
Looking on the bright side, as I try to do, I needed this break from my creative side. I needed to focus on school until I simply couldn't anymore.
Because I didn't force myself to write, when I started writing again, the words flowed from my mind to my pen to the sheet of paper. I got new ideas that I didn't know I needed until I received them. They fit with my story perfectly.
It's scary to take a break. I understand completely. You feel like you're lazy or you're giving up or that writing has fallen to the wayside and you're not sure you'll ever get it back to being a priority. But everyone needs a break from everything sometimes. And with that break comes inspiration and a renewed enthusiasm for writing.
So take a break. Calm down. Watch TV. Listen to music. Take a walk. Study. (And study, and study.) Go to a hockey game. (Might I suggest the Ducks game tonight against the Dallas Stars at 7PM? Anyone? Anyone?) Then, when the time comes, and it will and you'll know, write. Because once you start up again, you might not stop.
And that's the best feeling in the world for any writer.