It’s a strange feeling finishing a book. I’ve been in a lost phase wondering what will happen to this story and what I will write next. I think I needed a break from writing just to let it all sink in and try to disengage my mind and heart from one story with the hope to move them onto a new one. This transitional stage left me a little bereft of inspiration and spark. As a result, I retreated from this blog for a few days in case I filled it with depressing musings and woe-to-me posts. Which would not have been fun for you to read.
My spark is slowly re-iginiting thanks to starting to send my story out to agents, booking my summer holiday (Seville here I come) and having two ideas for new stories. I also shifted myself from the house , met friends and went shopping for some holidays bits. The sun shone yesterday for the first time in weeks it seemed and that helped brighten the world up. I also found some new music and watched Horrible Bosses, which I found surprisingly amusing. I also read a lot and I’m going to post about them tomorrow. I dyed my hair back dark and I brought some new bright make-up to make sure I don’t look like Snow White with it 🙂
What I’ve learnt the past few days is that’s easy to let yourself get into a funk, to shut the door, climb under the covers and wallow. To let yourself get strung out and start questioning everything. I get easily stressed and anxious and nervous but I need to calm the hell down. I need to chill and breathe and not worry so much. I need to go with the flow and believe that what will be will be. That inspiration will always return. The sun will always come back.
And I won’t lose my spark forever – it can always be re-ignited.
How do you re-ignite your spark?