Many thanks to the awesome co-hosts for the July 6 posting of the IWSG: Yolanda Renee, Tyrean Martinson, Madeline Mora-Summonte, LK Hill, Rachna Chhabria, and JA Scott!
Ever had one of those days/weeks/months?! Mine seem to come in bunches like bananas! Some weeks, I feel like most of my time is spent putting out fires. In June alone, we had to deal with leaking water pipes, a broken washing machine, exhaust fan, and lawn mower . . . all on top of my husband's major surgery. However, I am happy to report that my husband's surgery was a huge success, and he's well on the road to a full recovery. It feels good to get a little normal back into our life and makes those days a bit easier to handle when they occur. I have to keep reminding myself that all the other is just small stuff and not worth sweating. It'll all come out in the wash - especially now that I have a new machine! :)
As far as writing goes - I'm still working to get back on-course and on-schedule, but after a difficult year, I'm thankful for each baby step I make. Ideas are finally popping again (Yay! My muse has returned!), and I'm slowly but surely getting back into my current w-i-p. I've reintroduced myself to my characters and after an awkward writing session or two, we're finally bonding and learning to trust again. For the first time in a long time, I'm excited and anxious to continue writing!
How about you? How do you handle one of those days that turns into weeks or months? Any tips on getting back into a writing routine after a forced break in your writing?