Sometimes the hardest part about writing is picking up where you left off. Sometimes, life gets in the way of your work and then you got to turn around and try to get into the old groove again. And that can be tough.
In my case I got distracted with another project (with an actual deadline) and then every living soul in my house got sick. So I haven’t looked at my novel in progress in about two months. So how do I get back on the wagon and find that awesome groove I was in?
This is when keeping notes and outlines are great tools. It helps me to know where I left off in the story. I can go over my outline and flip through my book of notes and it helps to draw me back into the world of the story.
Then of course, I have to reread what I’ve already written. I don’t read the whole thing, just the last few scenes so I can pick back up on the voice and tone of the piece and characters. I don’t read more than that because I don’t want to wake up the Inner Editor just yet. Got to keep the Red Pen Of Editing Doom sheathed for now. 😉
So never lose hope my fellow writers! That’s what I keep telling my self, so I’ll tell you too. 🙂
Have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow and have an awesome day today. And of course GO WRITE SOMETHING!