I’m back to work after taking a while off to get my mental and physical health better.
I had intended to work on the second novel during a portion of this time, but the age-old proverb of “If you want to see God laugh, make plans” came into play. I was on the world’s slowest Wi-Fi, and I wanted to spend time with my family, as I don’t normally get to see them.
I did sketch out some ideas and get some outlining done, but I didn’t make any dent in getting the book ready.
Now that I’m back, and the autumn season is upon us, I’m getting back to work on it. I’ve always loved this season, and while I’m not going back to any form of education, recommitting myself to finishing this damn book before 2020 is something I’m going to try to take very seriously. I can’t write every day – but I do try to get something done with it, or barring that, something at least creative, done every day. It doesn’t have to be big, but keeping the creative muscles working is an important part of how I keep myself from giving up.
I am going forward this autumn with a bit of optimism and trying things I’ve not tried before. I’m going to be rolling things out soon that I’ve been working on. I’m excited, scared and hoping that the spark of creativity doesn’t burn out on me. As the late Robin Williams once said –
“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it”Robin Williams
And I am I trying my best not to.