Getting Back in the Habit.
Before our annual holiday break I was in the steady habit of blogging. Every two days, on Monday and Wednesday nights, I would write something for the Tuesday and Thursday updates. I settled into a pattern, both in production and thought, and the writing process became a natural part of my weekly routine. Then came our holiday break, which saw a break in that pattern, and I’ll be damned if I’m having a difficult time falling back into that routine.
I’m not sure what’s causing this difficulty, either. I’ve bounced back from holiday breaks in the past, as well as interruptions due to injury, illness, and/or technical problems. Time away from the blog section has never resulted in a challenging recovery of my weekly writing process. I’m having a hard time putting my finger on what could be causing this minor roadblock.
But it’s probably not just one thing. It never is, when you can’t pinpoint the cause of an artistic obstacle. My time away from the blog section was a week longer than the annual break, thanks to my updating of The Star Power Holiday Special. My son has been fighting illness this week, and nothing will throw you off your game more completely than a sick, uncooperative four-year-old. And, for the first time in about five years, I’m drawing comic pages, as you can see in the current single-Issue story, THE HEAVY METAL SHOWDOWN. Instead of one thing, it’s several things piled up into an obstacle.
I’m going to treat this like every other artistic block I’ve ever encountered. I’m going to face it head-on and power through the difficulties. No matter how rusty my routine may have become, it’s time to oil the machine and get it working again. Time to grit my teeth, work through the soreness, and get my writing muscles back in working order.
And hopefully write some blog entries you folks will find entertaining in 2019.