It’s a well-known idea in the Writing Community.
While taking a break from writing – which I won’t do since the Holidays rhythmed kind of imposed a writing break and I’m just-just-just starting to get my writing mojo back – we go all in!
We make the biggest dive possible into the ever-growing pile of novels to read.
We watch all those recommended movies and tv shows friends or family members recommended, even if we’re more or less into it, just to widen our horizons.
Same for plays or concerts – if we can afford it, or have time to attend.
The latest is my biggest challenge: time.
I still have a full-time consuming day job, a kiddo at school and a busy hubby-to-be who needs support in order to be able to work.
The evening, which used to be « !!!wouhou Great Writing Time, wouhou!!! », is now unwinding-and-fall-asleep-watching-a-cooking-show time.
« boohoo ».
And… I sense a litlle doubt on the other side of the screen, dear fellow writers.
« She have no time », you think, « and yet, she’s going back to University??? ».
It seems weird, but it is vital for me and the wellness of my writing mojo to do something with a real out-of-my-brain deadline.
I need the extra-motivation to widden my horizon, to get out there and mingle with new ideas, news books, new voices, or old ideas-books-voices I knew nothing about !
Yes, investing actual money to feed the imagination is a great way to fire things up! (Talk about it with the people behind MasterClass and cie, hé, hé, hé…!).
Dear fellow writers, you may not believe it, but yeah, I can’t wait to do homework again!
Until next time, take care of yourself, for real, and may all the good words be with you.