Followers of JennaDee blog might have noticed a lack of posts in recent weeks and I feel I owe you an explanation.
This dry spell isn’t due to diminished enthusiasm or effort, in fact sometimes I try too hard making matters even worse. I’ve lost touch with my word flow and temporarily lost my zest for writing. Several reasons for this situation spring to mind.
- I finally made peace with my past and (almost) always live in the moment
- I am content with what I have and (almost) always accept the way things are
- I learned how to stop worrying about things outside of my control
- I began a creative writing course
Sharing my thoughts and fears with others was therapeutic when I first started blogging. My online space created an outlet to write about things I’d never spoken about. It felt exhilarating and dangerous to tell my secrets. Writing posts about mistakes, regrets and heartache flowed freely allowing me to face up to and deal with unresolved issues.
After a year of soul-searching combined with the support of fellow bloggers I learned how to make peace with my past and stop it negatively affecting my life. This shift in attitude greatly improved my outlook on life.
The problem is now I don’t know what to write about. My life is wonderful, I am healthy, comfortable and want for nothing. I feel guilty that so many people are dealing with adversity in their lives.
Maybe that’s why so many songs and poems reflect stories about heartbreak? Maybe people more readily relate to sadness and difficult situations?
This leads to my last point about my blog drought that arose when I decided to try my hand at creative writing. While I enjoy the intricacies of developing characters and plot I feel like it is corrupting my natural style of writing. I tend to overuse adjectives and when I re-read my drafts the writing is over-exaggerated and clunky. I seem to have lost my natural voice.
If anyone has any suggestions about how I can retrieve my blog writing vitality I will be most grateful.
Yours in anticipation