Winter is Coming, Writers’ Focus Wanes

My mind is always going, as the majority of writers will tell you. Every little thing that happens and every thing I see gets the writer treatment in my head. I can drive beside a field of wildflowers and my mind will – more often than not – start finding the words of how I would describe the scene in a book or, as the mother of a book worm, how I would describe it to my child.

That makes everything, in a sense, more magical. We writers see the world in a different light and sometimes, on an entirely different dimensional plane. (that right there will only be understood by other writers.)

We need the right form of nourishment to keep our moods up and our writing minds open. If we fail to take time aside to read or write or do whatever sparks our creativity to life, we start to fade. But it’s not always that easy.

I’ve come to know many other writers and as winter is coming, so is a wave of darkness and depression on many of us. I have witnessed and only came to realize this morning that the light has gone out from the eyes of many of my friends. I can’t say what it is. I wish I knew. But writer’s block – or writer’s inability- is ever-present and drawing so many of us back from our passion.

BUT, this much I want to make clear – that though the passion may not be there, the magic still is. The sun still shines through the windows in rays of yellow or the rain still pitterpatters on the glass panes protecting us from nature’s moods. We can still imagine. We can still close our eyes and imagine what the suns rays feel like on our skin. We can still feel drops of water run down our cheeks while we’re cozied up in a comfy chair inside. We still see the beauty in everything around us, even if we can’t put sun_rays_in_the_forest_germanyourselves to write about it. We can use that as a means of keeping our creativity alive.

Focus on the feelings. File them away in your heart and mind to use when you do have the energy, motivation or renewed passion to write about it. Take in the emotions and the beauty and focus on them. Let them light your way out of your darkness.

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