I took a significant break from my memoir for the month of March. I spent the time engrossed in a few writer’s workshops and got some much-needed mental boosts.
Then, the end of the month came, and with it the end of my allocated break. And I slumped. I have revisited my work in progress – my memoir, and revisited it, and revisited it. I have shuffled through it on my computer, staring at the words and trying to come up with ways to make everything pop. To be perfect.
Sure, I have added some paragraphs, and an additional essay or two is in rough notes. But I just can’t get momentum. I am not in one of my depressions, I just need a kick in the ass to jump-start me.
I imagine every writer gets into a funk once in a while.
But what am I going to do to get out of it?