Even I’m surprised. I Thought the last article I posted was in February. It was actually in June. So really, where the hell have I been?
It’s been a combination of a heavy workload at my day job and some life-changes, the biggest of which is that I moved out of Los Angeles to San Bernardino County a couple of months ago. I’m still getting adjusted and settled into the new place.
My creative writing has really suffered a lot the last several months, and that’s probably why I forgot about the articles I’ve written since. Before the move, I had a lot of personal problems going on and tremendous amounts of stress. After the move, I’ve taken out a lot of the stress standing in my way, but I have to get back into the habit of writing and rebuild my momentum.
The downside is that getting back my momentum means starting from scratch. No kidding. I’ve been out of it so long that I look at a blank page and I haven’t got a clue what I’m suppose to do.
That’s probably the main reason I’ve been so silent. And in that silence, there’s not just a lack of creativity, but something worse: the fear that something’s wrong with me. A friend of mine assured me that’s not the case, and that it’s more common than I thought. She also said that if I take a few steps back, rebuild and relearn my craft, that I might actually come out stronger than I was before.
Here’s so hoping she’s right.