My journey has been filled with pauses.  Some are mere moments, some much longer.  Some voluntary, some … not so much.

But I’ve realised that my writing needs a hiatus every now and then.

It’s not writer’s block, as such, more like a chronic weariness of the brain, where imagination bottoms out and I need a fuel up.

Hence the hiatus.

I also think of these as brewing times.  Times when, even if I’m not consciously pursuing a line of thought, possibilities are bubbling under the surface. I can’t see them yet, let alone verbalise them. But I need to let my mind wander, remember how to daydream, allow space and time for inspiration.

In a time of true hiatus, I don’t even look for ideas. I just let my writing mind relax.

I’m not searching for treasure, but in those moments of pause, I wander down unexplored pathways, almost unintentionally.

And then I suddenly find I have stumbled across…

Ah. There’s a J coming. Will save that for later!

A to Z posts – reflecting on my writing journey

A to Z theme reveal
A is for … acorns
B is for … bricks
C is for … change
D is for … dreams
E is for … empathy
F is for … forgetfulness
G is for … gifts

24 thoughts on “hiatus

  1. suesconsideredtrifles says:

    When we sang a psalm chant to the first 10 letters, we didn’t all use the same ones. I think I comes next, but they could be the same in Latin. 😉 Oh, and I agree we can’t write at the same rate all the time. Sue


  2. moondustwriter says:

    Nice to meet a fellow believer. I agree we need a hiatus at times it allows for other forms of creativity to blossom. I had months where my computer was not working so I started drawing again. So glad I don’t need a computer to create.
    Enjoy your A to Zing


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