Making My Way Back
I’ve been gone for a while. Admittedly, I’ve been lost, wandering in the wilderness of indecision.
This was due to a number of factors converging and culminating in a perfect storm of fatigue, burnout, and apathy. I’d had enough and needed a break from writing, and I had no idea how long that break would last. To be honest, even just a few weeks ago I was perfectly okay with the idea of never writing and publishing another book in my life.
And then I went to the Writer’s Advance Boot Camp and something changed. I was refreshed, refocused, revived. I was reminded why I write and over night my vision became clear. (I highly recommend this conference for 2014).
I write because I’ve been called to. I truly believe that. And I can’t abandon my calling.
And now I’m making my way back. I’m not ready to dive in yet but that day is on the horizon and near. I have some story ideas; my passion is returning. Slowly, I’m rebuilding and gaining momentum. But this time around I want to do it better. I want to have a plan, a true vision, and want to be focused on what’s important, on things that really matter, on things that will last for eternity.
This is why I do what I do, and this is why I must come back from this trek into the wilderness. I need to because it’s part of who I am, part of who I’m meant to be.
More on this return and rebuilding will come in the near future. I have some exciting things planned, and I hope you’ll join me.
After all, we have work to do, eternal work.
Posted on February 20, 2013, in Writing craft, Writing Life and tagged Book Writing, Burnout, Life purpose, Wilderness, Writers Resources, Writing, Writing helps, Writing identity, Writing journey. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.