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Getting back into writing is harder than I anticipated. Yeah, my recent holiday has been super-dooper-awesome, and it totally relaxed me, but I didn’t realize how laid back I was until I tried to get my butt to sit in the chair.
Now I’m worried that I zoned out too much on the trip. So how long does it take for everything to come whizzing back into my mind and into the writer’s mindset? Not to mention avoiding distractions… such as pretty colorful things:)
I’ve written down my plan for May in my oversized calendar, allocating chapters to each day. Monday was easy, since it was reviewing two older chapters I revised just before I went on holidays. Tuesday was about writing a brand new chapter.. this is where things got a bit sticky. With the constant self-made distractions, I managed to get on paper just under 1000 words – though they are very rough. Still, it’s progress. I figure since I’ve allocated no chapters to myself for the weekend, I can revise it then, and continue with my plan. Maybe if I keep pushing myself forward, I’ll get back into my momentum… Sure hope so.
So, how do you get back into writing after a long holiday or time off?