It’s been a pretty hectic month for me personally. I haven’t kept to my posting schedule strictly (oops!) and my fiction output fell to zero. I’m not particularly proud of admitting that, but it helps in easing the blogger guilt trapped inside just a little. I’m in dire need of inspiration to get off to a good start next month (I have plans! More about it at the end of the post).
I seem to have a lot of plans lately, so many different opportunities to explore and I still haven’t made up my mind. The primary reason is because I don’t want to make the wrong one and end up in a place I don’t want to be. This great writer aptly summarises my feeling at the moment and then puts a positive spin on things.
The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.
-Stephen King, On Writing
I don’t know how useful it might be to a consistent writer, but I’m one of those all-or-nothing kind of writers who writes in sudden bursts and then fades to black for a while. The first paragraph of this article was something I could instantly related to. It shares a few tips to get writing again, which I found very helpful. Writer’s Digest is my go-to place for all things writing. Seriously, I don’t even Google. Perhaps this article will help you see why.
The Setback: How to Successfully Start Writing Again (Published January 30, 2014) by Cris Freese.
This video by my friend (I’m not being paid to promote, I just follow her channel a lot) brings back memories of a post I’d written on a similar vein (Remember How to Write When You’re Not Writing?). This is light-hearted, sarcastic and made me laugh out loud a few times. Check it out for a break from monotony and all the seriousness in life, for it is refreshingly inspiring.
Right? They make it sound so simple! Then again, it is easy enough to try. I’ll get on to that in a few minutes after finishing up this post. Feel like telling me something? Head over to the comments section and leave your thoughts.
Now for the announcement (drum roll)! I re-read The Lord of the Rings every year in September, so I’ve decided to make September the Reading Month on Pages That Rustle. On Mondays, I will be posting book reviews all month. Vocab Wednesdays shall proceed as usual. Fridays will turn into a Best of The Lord of the Rings series, in which I shall be discussing my favourite parts of the book – the characters, the setting and much more! I will also be doing a special post on Hobbit Day. I’m unsure as to whether I should celebrate it on the 13th, like a puritan, or 22nd, the unconverted calendar date. Suggestions?