Looking at the few posts I’ve written so far, I recognize that it sounds like I am in a pretty dark place. Yes, I’ve hit a rut, but I’m moving forward.
That’s why I like this blog. I started it as a mostly-anonymous to get all of the thoughts out of my head. I can share my authentic feelings without someone immediately knowing who I am.
My “fiction” posts are a way for me to examine what’s going on in my life with creative liberty. I can view events as a third party and gain insights into what I should do.
In the moment, it’s hard to give myself advice. Pretending like I am giving advice to someone else guides me.
I’m making progress on my novella! I’m on chapter three. It doesn’t seem like much, but it seems like good progress considering I started a few days ago and have been writing in my free time after work.
Would I recommend writing? 100%. Even if you don’t post it (heck, it took me almost thirty years to post my writing). Until a year ago I was a faithful pen and paper user. Lately, the thoughts come too quickly for handwriting.
What’s important is getting the thoughts out of your head.
I have somewhere to put the thoughts instead of isolating them in my head where I can overthink for months. It helps that I truly enjoy writing. Sitting down with an iced coffee and something to write with brings me so much happiness.
Do what makes you happy. It’ll be therapeutic… even if you don’t realize it.