Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Have I hit a Wall?

In the last couple of months, I've done and learnt so much. I've even had one of my short stories published, that piece of good fortune is still to settle in! I can't believe that happened. To be honest I'm still convinced it's a fluke and my opinion is unlikely to change unless I get a second story published.

But now I feel like I've ran out of steam, I have an incredibly busy schedule and I feel like the current stories I'm coming up with have lost their sparkle. Usually when I write one I think it's the best thing I've ever done but now I find them just OK.



Is this the beginning of the dreaded writers block? I still have loads of ideas and I'm writing more than ever, but it just doesn't feel right. I'm determined to keep writing and working on my skills but I'm going to pursue other goals alongside them.

So I've decided to take some time out and recharge my creative batteries, and what better way than to delve into one of my passions; reading. My pile of books that have yet to be read is steadily growing taller and taller, it's a really bad habit of mine buying too many books to read.

And what better way to learn more about writing than to learn from the masters themselves who have written some great masterpieces. I also have other projects going and they need a lot background research which I'm really looking forwards to getting my teeth into.

I feel maybe I'm trying too hard and I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing?

But I am looking forwards to reading a lot of books.

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