by C. LaRene Hall
Life has certainly been difficult for me this year. Sad thing is, every time I think things will improve, the road just gets bumpier.
I've been a blogger here for four years, and until this summer I never missed a week. It was always easy to come up with something to write. I'm not saying that I've had writer's block, because that's not it. I think the biggest problem is time.
Now that I am being forced to face something difficult in life, I'm finding out I'm not as strong as I once thought I was. I like my life the way it used to be. I don't want to spend every afternoon driving my husband to another doctor appointment or to get a test. I want to sit at my computer and write my story.
Have you ever hit a roadblock while writing? You try to get around it, and nothing seems to work. Sometimes it takes days to get it right. Sometimes you have to leave it alone and come back later. You have to fit each little puzzle in just the right spot before it is done.
I guess that's how life is. I know that I cannot change anything. This is the way it will be for me, maybe for many years. I can't change it, so maybe I need to adjust my thinking. If I strive to get my blog written each week, at least I'm still writing a little bit. Maybe it won't be on my novel, but some writing is better than not writing. I will try hard to not be absent again.