So,I’m here to report:
there are those times when even though I’ve ritualistically readied myself to write, I am unable to move forward with my story.
I lose my way somehow.My fingers freeze.
My North Star is elsewhere playing Hide-and-Seek.
The Good News, however?Like that wondrous woman who lives inside our cars’ or devices’ GPS,
the one who expertly and melodically repositions our course when we turn left instead of right or bypass our designated Exit or come to a grinding halt at the wrong destination,
I know how to RECALCULATE!
Here’s my 3-Step Easy Ritual for finding my way back.
#1I take myself away from my writing space, sit still and quietly re-read the encouraging hope-filled greeting cards I’ve mailed myself the past 37 years (!) while out-and-about on my Writer’s Journey.
#2Next I re-read and think on the inspirational quotes I’ve tucked away inside my treasured Hansel and Gretl box.
#3Finally I empty my beautiful one-of-a-kind
carpet bag of its contents - the notes, letters and Thank You’s I’ve received, and
read my way through, savoring the words,
Before I know it,I’ve recalibrated my compass, refueled my heart and found my way home to my keyboard and story.
Happy Writing – and – Recalculating (if and when needed)!
The above Rx is a true-blue twofer; the 3-step ritual helps me REBOOT too!
Let’s hear it for that hard-working second-chance prefix RE! Where would we be without it?