Saturday, December 27, 2008


I'm visiting family in NJ for the holidays and while I'm having fun and enjoying the comforts of hearth and home, I'm having difficulty finding time to write. I like to write every day, but when I come home to visit, I just can't seem to get it done. And it's not just the holidays. This happens every time I visit. I guess it's too much to expect that I'd find a quiet place to sit and contemplate and get some thoughts down on paper. I continue to journal, but even that feels less than satisfying. I'm looking at my time here as "Limboland." It's frustrating because before we left Ohio I was on a roll writing-wise. Getting lots of words down every day, submitting stories, etc. It felt productive and full-steam ahead. Now I feel like I've hit the proverbial brick wall. Perhaps this is just good down time. I know I'll hit the ground running when I return to my desk and computer after the New Year. It's just hard here in Limboland. I wonder how others are handling this festive time with family and friends. Is the work flowing or stagnating right now?


Diane Vogel Ferri said...

Amy, how I relate. Even on "vacation" when it seems I would have time to write - I'm so distracted by everything else that I rarely can focus on writing. I guess that's why I need extended time like summer! Take a break! it will all come back after the holidays, I think!

Amy said...

I believe it will, too. I have to learn how to accept these "down moments" and learn from them. Some great ideas might pop into my head at these times!