This year has started off at a run. After being sick and suffering from anxiety and chronic pain, I am finally finding my way again, Dear Bloggites. I still have many, many things to start doing again, but today, I was able to check off one of those items I have missed – Writers Anonymous Monthly Meetings.
Today was our first one for the year and, having the days changed to the second week like it used to be, we had a good size group show up today. It could be the new year, resolutions and all that, but I hope it is because people are realizing their worth and that the story they have inside them needs to get out and they need to share it with the world.
I am still struggling with the daily writing thing (obviously), but I am still writing on a more consistent basis than I did last year. And that is something! I have not started back on my novel that I have shelved for a couple of years. I started it the year my Dad died, and I am still working through the psychological issues of remembering his struggle at the end each time I sit to write this novel.
I will get through it. I feel the spark that has been missing when I think of writing. I feel the tingling in my mind that is my story getting my attention and I feel the joy of watching the words appear on the blank page in front of me. This is a good feeling and I am going to hang on to it because like the visitors to the meeting tonight, I too have a story that is inside and needs to be shared with the world. 🙂