I know I do.
Yes, I have my ideas and pages waiting to be finished, but lately, I just couldn't be bothered.
And maybe that's my own fault.
Sometimes a person has too many passions and interests. Sometimes you just need to spend an entire 12 hours out in your vegetable garden, weeding (yes, some people get great satisfaction out of yanking tall weeds, please, be quiet). Or maybe you need to spend the next two weeks devouring cooking recipes and grocery stores/farmers' markets to create new delectable goodies. Or maybe you just really need to read four books in a row, because they are so good. Perhaps you just want to reorganize your house and collect new paint colours for the walls. Maybe it's time to build a brand new chicken coop. Or that fabric that has been collecting in your
And that's ok. Because everyone needs a change in their own creativity to help kick-start something later on.
So unless you're on a deadline, why don't you slow down a little? Take up finger-painting, learn to knit, finally make that charred barbecue sauce you've never made, learn to can pickles, read too many magazines, write a letter to a friend using ink and paper. There's nothing wrong with changing it up a little and channeling your passions into other outlets.
I promise you won't forget how to write...
|See? Still writing. Sort of...|
So don't be afraid to...take a break. Cause you might need one.
Jenn Kelly really is a writer, just not lately. She is too busy lying in fields and watching ladybugs and caterpillars. See, she's right there in that photo on the left...on the other side of the camera. When she's not cooking, farming vegetables, cleaning her house (ahem), swimming, or just sitting, you can find her writing...actually, that's not true. She hasn't written anything in awhile. But if you'd like to see her farm, well, here it is. She encourages you to keep writing and ignore the fact that she is not writing.