Welcome Back! Alternatively, When Life Gives You Lemons…

Inkwell is back on regular posting schedule today and lucky me, I’m the one assigned for today.

…Truth is, I’ve got nothing. My writing life has kind of been floating in limbo since August and I don’t have the time to write a drawn-out advice post. So let’s talk about when life gets you down! Gives you lemons! What do you do? 

Turn those lemons into…not lemonade. Glorious pieces of prose? Poopy pieces of prose? Oh gosh.

If you’re like me, you probably have ideas floating around in your head all the time. What would happen if I stuck this villain in here or wrote this chapter from this person’s perspective? 

Collect those somewhere before they float away! They’ll come in handy at a later date.

Try to write something, even if it’s just a few measly sentences a day. Squeeze them out like juice from a lemon. This metaphor is going to get old fast, huh?

Can you tell I’m rambling? Well, that’s what your writing might look like for a while. And that’s a-okay. You can always clean it up later.

So yeah. Dedication is key here, folks. Of course, breaks aren’t bad, but try not to take too long of one. You’ll forget what you were writing about and risk giving up entirely. Give it a week or two at the most. Then you can come back with fresh eyes and ideas. Maybe lemonade too!

Now if I could just heed my own advice.

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