Since I have not been well my creativity seems to have become stuck – or at least is very sticky. This is so frustrating as I now have the time to write my story and create more poems. But I seem to have some sort of block that prevents me. Is it just my state of mind? Can I just overcome it if I really try?
I was given a wonderful and treasured book on writing when I was first in hospital, and I had already been given a great novel planning book for my birthday. I started to use these when I first went into hospital in January until I reacted badly to treatment and all activity became impossible, being confined to bed, all wired up and even texting was too much of an effort. That seems hard to believe now and I’ve no excuse and if I could come up with an inspiring plan for a story that I could really start writing, this would help get me over the coming months of treatment, provide a distraction and enable me to move towards achieving one of my goals of writing a book.
The prompt for this post was a message from a supportive friend suggesting I write a poem about clouds. My initial reaction was no, I haven’t written poems for ages. Then I thought, why not? I can just give it a go and see what happens. Maybe this is what I need to do, just make a start and see where it leads. So hopefully I will soon be posting my poem on Clouds.
I know from experience that the way in which we think affects how we are, what we are able to do and how we feel. We do have control over our thoughts … We just have to remember this and choose positive thoughts. So the challenge to myself is to stop procrastinating and just start writing. It can be poems, journalling or snippets of a story that I can pull together later. The aim is just to get started again … which was one of the reasons I started this blog. I am open to any suggestions or hearing about your own experiences of what has worked for you. Happy blogging!