I'm coming down from the mountain top--literally--and am getting back to my writing life.
First things first: blogging. (Thanks to Scoti for covering my back while I took a breather.)
I have an editorial meeting today to brainstorm the next four issues of Connections, the magazine I edit. While I was vacationing, I received a request from an editor to rewrite an article. And, yes, even on my get-away-from-writing time, I wrote just a little bit, and I want to get that piece submitted.
Does it feel good to get back at it?
To be honest, yes and no.
I am writer. Most of the time, I like to write. I even like to rewrite. But I find myself still peering down this stretch of the writing road trying to figure out which way it is curving. I didn't have any "Aha!" moments during my brief time away.
I've decided to be okay with the uncertainty of the road ahead. I'll take the next steps one at a time and see where I end up.
I'm wondering: What do you do when you're not sure which way the writing road lies for you? Do you look for a sign? Do you stand in the middle of the road until you know exactly what you're going to do next? Or do you continue some amount of forward motion, despite not knowing exactly where you're going?
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