It has been two months since I published my last article.
I became busy and I made up excuses to not write. That was my first mistake. A writer writes and I let myself forget why I write. It is for the love of the art. I enjoy doing it. My reasons were simple and uncomplicated and can apply to many writers that find themselves in a rut.
I got busy. I got tired. I burned myself out.
This is how it started, but over time I started to lose confidence in my writing. I doubted my creativity and craftsmanship. Many writers have these doubts, but the important thing is that I have found my passion again. One day, about two weeks ago, I was bored. I wrote a three-sentence story on a scrap of paper that I found on the corner of my desk. It was then that I discovered that I could still write. It was only three sentences that showed me that I had not lost my touch. I could still do it. My reasons for not writing were wrong.
One day, about two weeks ago, I was bored. I wrote a three-sentence story on a scrap of paper that I found on the corner of my desk. It was then that I discovered that I could still write. It was only three sentences that showed me that I had not lost my touch. I could still do it. My reasons for not writing were wrong.
I am writing this article because I have learned from my hiatus.
What have I learned?
Through the passing of two months, I doubted myself, but I have learned that this is what I love to do. The moment I got back to my keyboard and started typing what was in my head that was apparent. I didn’t think I had it in me, but here I am.
My most important lesson from this hiatus is not to let excuses and time get in the way of my passion. I do not blame myself for the time lost, but I am beginning to understand why I love putting words on a page and making it into something unique. Language has given us as humans the ability to communicate thoughts, feelings, and creativity. It gives us the ability to vividly describe worlds that only exist when we speak them into existence. Language gives us the ability to create something unique and creative. Writers take advantage of language and use it to filter their individuality and soul into something that can be understood and is relatable.
As I write this article, I am learning. I have learned that I am better off when I write. It gives me something to strive for.
I believe that this hiatus has given me the power to create and to keep creating. I am back and I encourage any writers on hiatus to write something. You may surprise yourself as I have. Gain that confidence back by doing what you love. Love your work and be your own biggest fan. Write for the hell of it. Everyone has ideas, but writing it down is what separates a dreamer from someone who gets it done. I enjoy writing my work and I hope others enjoy reading it. For me, it’s about getting my creativity to manifest itself in my writing. That is my passion and I will be sticking to it.
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