Kelley Lynn, author of Fraction of Stone (to be released 3/2013 from Sapphire Star Publishing) and blogger extraordinaire, said the following on my Hit the Wall post...
I happen to be a runner too! I've ran in about seven half marathons and refuse to believe in 'the wall'. (Running or writing).
A wall is something solid, hard, unyielding, something a human cannot get through with our bare hands no matter how hard we try. To me, that sounds totally depressing.
I prefer to think of it more as a dense forest. Sure, we can't keeping chugging along strait ahead. Now there are trees in front of us, twigs, stumps and branches below us, but we can make it through. It just takes different focus, a slightly different path and a slightly different way to attack the journey.
I SO agree. I wish I had come up with that one myself. Her last sentence really struck a chord: Focus, Path, Attack the Journey.
I know I can get through this forest, no matter how dense or dark. Thanks to some time away, I'm actually sensing light and a small clearing just up ahead. Today, I spent an hour putting together my notes on my WIP and organizing how to get back to writing.
Starting tomorrow, since today had so much catch up from my hiatus, I am going to get the kids on the bus and go straight to my laptop, set the timer for one hour, and do nothing but novel writing/planning during that time. Phone on mute, Internet connection disconnected. Wish me luck!
Thanks again to Kelley for sharing such insight. I am now following her both on Kelley Lynn: Adventures Between the Bookends and Falling Into Fiction. Take a minute to find out more about her.