Monday, 26 August 2019

Why Ruth Is NOT Writing

It seems that it's been well over a month since I last wrote an article or blog post or published anything online. And the irony of this hasn't escaped my notice that my website is called "Ruth Is Writing."

Yet for about 6 weeks now I haven't been writing at all.

I did update and re-publish my latest book, Living the Laptop Lifestyle, but that is about all.

I haven't even done any journalling or writing in my notebooks, which is usually something that I do often.

I could blame my lack of writing on visiting relatives who came to stay or the fact that I've had some kind of flu virus for the past 3 weeks, but that still doesn't explain it, even though both did happen.

And the truth is that I can't explain it at all. I have absolutely no idea why I took an unexpected break from writing.

I feel as though I've been busy and rushed off my feet for the last few weeks, and yet I couldn't even tell you what I've been doing.

I know it has been quite cold here recently (it's still winter in Australia) and I did have family come to stay and I have been quite ill and I have had a short break in the city, and I have done a lot of cooking and canning food and I've caught up with quite a few household chores... but not writing at all is just something that I've never done before.

But now it has to stop. In fact, it has stopped. Last night I was sat making notes in one of my notebooks and came up with lots of ideas for my writing. I also subscribed to Writing Magazine to give me inspiration and to provide writing markets and writing competitions.

I even went to the library and had a read through the Writers and Artists Year Book, but it didn't inspire me. In fact, I was surprised at how fewer markets that book contains now. It used to be full of writing markets accompanied by articles about writing. Now it seems to be a book of articles about writing accompanied by a few writing markets. My how things have changed.

But I do plan on spending more time in the library. It used to be one of my favorite hangouts, but somehow I've gotten in the habit of not going there anymore at all.

So although I don't know why Ruth is not writing anymore, I do know that she has begun again by writing this blog post, making written writing plans, and subscribing to a writing magazine.

And I have to say that it feels good to be back. I also have an epic and inspirational article planned for my writing website so I'll be working on that next. I also have a couple of free writing competitions that I'll be letting you know about real soon too.

There will be much more than that to come too now that my bum is back in my writing chair and my fingers are once again on my keyboard.

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