Well, it's been a while since I've written something-- and not just on the blog. My writing has stalled a little over the last month, and I'm having a difficult time jumping back into things again. Here is what I've learned:
-Momentum is huge. Once I'm writing, I need to keep on writing.
-When I go too long without writing I have to waste valuable time remembering where I was and getting into the groove of things again.
-I have a really bad memory.
-If I don't have a time and place scheduled to write, it's way too easy to put it off. When I have a free hour, I find myself looking between my computer and my bookshelf and usually reaching for the books. After all, reading is research too. Right?
-This leads me to my final discovery: I'm a master at excuses.
So now I'm headed to a writing conference this next week and much less prepared than I hoped to be *sigh*. But on the flip side, I'M HEADED TO A WRITING CONFERENCE!!! WAHOO!! Seriously, I think that even if I didn't write, I would like writing conferences. It's an awesome place to network, learn great things about the industry, and meet fascinating people who tend to have the same quirks and idiosyncrasies that you do. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them.