Have you ever felt numb and just couldn't bring yourself to do something, no matter how much your mind is telling you to do it? That's how writing has been for me lately. Every day I tell myself today is the day I will write again, but I don't. I will read or take a nap instead. I have been working a lot, but that's no excuse for not writing. I could write, I just don't.
Even though I write for myself sometimes I just feel like I need a break to recharge my batteries or something. The ideas haven't stopped flowing, it's me. I've stopped. My roommate told me he believes creative people have on and off switches. The switch can be on for months, but eventually we need a break, so our minds will just switch off. That's exactly how I feel, like my mind has just switched off.
Not writing hasn't been a bad experience. I've been spending time with new friends, making time to exercise, reading some good books, watching some good movies. I'm going home to meet my new niece or nephew in a month. So am I a bad person for not writing? No, my mind just needs a break and in the mean time I'm going to gain memories and probably more writing ideas.
I know I will find my way back to writing. I always do. It just might take some time. So I apologize for not having any new material for Short Story Sunday, but when I do I will post it here. There's a writing competition I'm thinking about entering, so I will need to start writing again sometime soon. Until then please be patient with me and I hope some of you can relate to what I'm going through.