My name is Kristin, and I haven’t written any fiction in two weeks….
Instead of murmuring approval, fellow members of Writers’ Anonymous are likely to offer advice of how to start writing again. They might ask things like ‘Why has it been so long?’
Well, my daughter graduated from high school at the end of May, and there was a lot of work that went into preparing for her open house and preparing for some wonderful out-of-town visitors. I’m not a neat and tidy person by nature–I’d much rather write than clean–so I had a lot of work to do in order to make things presentable both inside and out. But now I’m finally caught up with my students’ assignments. I did manage to do a bit of brainstorming on the plot of a story last week as detailed in an earlier post on thinking with a pencil, but that’s different from really getting buried in a scene. I’m looking forward to saying,
My name is Kristin, and I wrote today.