This is going to be a quick one. I don’t have much time due to procrastination and finals.

(It seems I’m blaming so much on school lately, but it really is occupying a lot of my “free” time.)

Anyway, insecurities…

I think right now, because my focus has shifted so much over the last few months, I’m a little worried that I may quit writing all together. I don’t want to quit, but I don’t know how to fit it into my life anymore. Last month, I decided to work on editing some short stories instead of working on anything new, and I got through two stories, started on a third, but I just ran out of steam. I have too much going on to work on anything long term. The whole, “write every day” thing is not happening, and it’s not likely to happen again for a good six months.

I have to figure out where I am, and where I want to go, and how I’m going to get there. That’s just the fact of it. 


  1. I hope you don't quit. Sometimes we go through what I call "writing ruts" where we may not write for a while despite the urge to write. And sometimes we just need a break to get more energy. It sounds like you have too much going on to even focus on writing. When things settle down, pick up that pen again! :) And good luck on finals!

  2. I'm just coming out of a slump myself… I really do think there is a time and season for everything… and it's okay. I think it's good to embrace those times when we CAN write, and the times when we can't. As long as we're pushing ourselves forward and doing the best we can, that's what matters. This whole process is so interesting… but I KNOW that you'll get that time back. I know it---and it'll be wonderful. :)

  3. I agree with Chrys. "Writing ruts" is a good thing to call them. I'm quite certain all of us experience them now and again. School is important, a priority. Putting your writing on hold isn't a bad thing. It many be a necessary thing. If writing is meant to be, you'll come back to it. Don't be hard on yourself. Enjoy your learning experiences and see them as enrichment. Trust me, your writing will continue to percolate. Keep a notebook handy for all those ideas! :)

  4. Yeah, I agree with the others. Give it time. Don't be quick to make a decision. It's so easy to do for all of us in this fast-paced world. But good things take time :-)

  5. I'm sure you won't quit. Some people need to write or they feel a little dead inside, and I think you're one of them. So when the muse is ready, it'll be ready. I think the thing is maybe to just not delete your blog. That's something I've done like three times in the past when I wrote so seldom it just felt stupid.

  6. Sometimes the best thing is time. You will know if this is for you because it will haunt you at a certain point.

  7. I started writing at the age of 24...I took breaks over the years, but I always came back to it. Sometimes I blogged, sometimes I didn't write at all. I think breaks are okay but you'll come back to it.


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