After the trauma of Honours, I decided to have a hiatus from writing for a few months and just enjoy the present. Now that my life’s in full swing again — I’m job hunting, blogging, creating habits for a health lifestyle plus fitting in a casual job — it’s time for me to resume my one true passion: creative writing. For me, it feels like it’s been ages. For the first time in two years I am returning to my favourite fictional world, trying to do it justice. So far though, I feel like I’m letting it down and as a result, I am losing my enthusiasm to write.
This isn’t uncommon, and happens to all types of writers. Sometimes the lack of enthusiasm is temporary, maybe an hour or so. Sometimes it can last days or even a couple of weeks. In unfortunate cases, it can last months. Regardless of the duration, my understanding is that it’s a natural part of the writing process, and rather than just waiting for enthusiasm to strike again, it’s better that you seek it out. That being said, here are my top 10 favourite ways to kick-start my enthusiasm to write.