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Monthly Question: How do you find the time to write in your busy day?
But first, a quick catch-up. 🙂
Hello, writers. Yes, I’ve been away, because illness and moving home has taken its toll.
The depressive episode which began last Winter has been kicking me hard, on and off. We moved house, and my husband’s been having issues at work. I’ve also been suffering chronic pain all over my body, which has been getting gradually worse. After lots of medical tests and ruling things in or out, I’ve scored a hat-trick: I have a disease (Hashimoto’s Disease), a disorder (Bipolar Disorder), and now I’ve added a syndrome to my health C.V. (Joint Hypermobility Syndrome). Turns out being double-jointed can suck – big time.
The reason I haven’t blogged much, especially this kind of blogging (which is where we share our lives, essentially), is because I seem to be moaning ALL THE TIME. Who wants to read a blog where the negative has taken precedence? I know I don’t enjoy writing it.
But I have university to write about soon (although the university in question is rolling out mistake after mistake regarding admin and registration procedures, which has kept me busy), so I will keep taking my pills, keep up with the physiotherapy and try to focus on imparting any knowledge gained here. For you to get value from your visits to my blog, instead of an overall glum feeling of woe.
Right, now to answer the monthly question.
I don’t have to struggle so much with busy, as I do with mood and pain, so it’s difficult to answer this. Also, the meds and the illnesses themselves cause foggy-headedness . My imagination has been subdued for months too, so it’s like someone’s taken a bottle of bleach to my subconscious. I sniff around and find it’s clean when it should be filthy with characters and plots.
I suppose it’s a version of writer’s block, something I’ve never experienced before? I’ve tried flash fiction, which usually get my juices flowing. Noting. I’ve tried to re-write a few stories to see if I can get back into the thrill of creation. That’s not worked either. 🙁
If this continues, I’ll be useless at university (where I’ll be studying a postgraduate degree in creative writing). Oh, and did I mention the course begins in a couple of weeks?
So, how do you find time to write? Do you have a poorly imagination?Has it ever done a runner, left you blank?