I haven’t written in 2 months.
Oh, sure, I’ve written oodles of snippets (for several different things, including my Kedran’s Wood books and lots for The Other Half of Everything), and done lots of plotting, and editing, and blog posts, and emails, and letters, and to-do-lists, and… you get the idea.
But 2 months ago was the last time I continued on a story of mine. Right now I’m staring at where my current works-in-progress break off and — there’s nothing.
It’s true I was taking off from writing on purpose, somewhat, to finish some projects, and it’s true I enjoyed the break, somewhat.
But there aren’t any words.
Sometimes I wonder if there will be any more, or if I’ve forgotten how to write — really write.
But I suppose that’s part of what I want anyway: To rediscover writing. If I can. We can hope…
Or… Not exactly writing. But storytelling.
What about you? Do you consider what I just mentioned to be “writing” or do you only count actual-manuscript-words-in-a-linear-fashion as real writing?
Do you have those moments when you don’t know how to start writing that next part of your story — not because you don’t know what to write, but because you don’t know how?
Do you ever have those moments where you just don’t have any words?
How do you deal with it?