When Inspiration isn't there and when it returns

12:02 PM


Hey everyone!

I've missed all of you. I did not mean for so long to go without any posts. Every time I sat down to try to write a post, the words just wouldn't come. It wasn't that there was a lot on my mind, I've just had the worst case for writer's block I've ever had. 

It isn't that I haven't been writing. I've been trying to add words to my projects every day and I've also been spending a lot of time promoting A Very Bookish Thanksgiving and A Very Bookish Christmas. However, progress on my books has been painfully slow and things like blog posts just haven't been happening. While I could write, the inspiration that makes me want to write just hasn't been there.

I don't mind telling you, I was stressed about it. I know I shouldn't have allowed it to stress me out, especially since my Dad has been having some health issues (more on that coming in a new post soon). What is harder to say is that I've been dealing with some mild depression. I've found that I often feel that way when I'm dealing with my seasonal allergies. 

Yesterday, I came home and dutifully sat down to work on the next Kate's Case Files book. I hadn't made much progress and took a short break and puzzled over where to go next in the story. I sat down in front of the fire, next to our Christmas tree, and started writing.

The words started coming, not in the painstaking way they had been coming, but in an excited flurry. I almost started crying. I had been wondering, after almost two months of pecking away without much inspiration, if I would ever have that feeling again. I had been beginning to think that I might not be able to keep writing because I couldn't write for a few hours a day for weeks on end without inspiration. 

I wrote late into the night and woke up at six in the morning and wanted to get right back at it (and I'm a do-not-wake-me-up-before-seven girl). I'm getting excited about writing again, and I'm really looking forward to sharing more with all of you in the coming days. 

What have you been up to?

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  1. I'm so thrilled to hear the news, Sarah!! I've read and reread the Kate's Case Files books ever since discovering them in early May of this year. Among other things, they've inspired me to take up jogging and watch Sue Thomas FBEye for the first time. (And confuse Jack with Patrick over and over again. 😂) So, I've been very excited for updates on the sixth book. 😄
    Praying for continued inspiration and guidance as you attack this WIP! 💕

    1. Awww, that's so good Ellen. I took up jogging too after writing about Kate!
      Thank you for the prayers

  2. I have been trying to wrap my gifts to avoid the last minute rush on Christmas Eve. I have just about finished my shopping. I did all of it on line. Glad you are back to your writing.

  3. I have been busy helping with the decorating of the house and the outdoor,too. I have not finished wrapping my presents. So happy to hear that you are starting to write again.

  4. Awwwww, yayyyy! I'm so happy for you!!!!