In just over a month, I will attempt to write another novel. I am still editing the last one, but I am at a comfortable place with it, so hopefully I will be able to let go of it soon.
I haven’t written in a while, mostly because my brain has been overloaded and trying to form coherent sentences has been nearly impossible, and once again I’ve gotten away from the things that feed my creativity. I hope this fall that trend comes to a close. I need to feed my creativity, or I’ll explode.
With that deficit in mind, I have tried to take steps to stoke my creativity. I am currently involved in a class on Christian meditation, which has been very helpful. I am particularly interested in Ignatian Meditation, which has been linked to increased creativity. It uses all the senses and writing, so I hope to glean as much as I can from it. I love the class and I will be sorry to see it end in November… but I suppose I’ll be glad to have the time back to write my book!
One thing that I’ve been trying to do lately is get out of the house for purposes other than work. The meditation class and my Thursday night Bible study have helped, and I’ve been trying to reconnect with friends. The reconnecting part isn’t easy on my budget, but fortunately, I have generous friends right now.
Still, I’ve been frustrated by lack of opportunities despite all I’m doing, so the other night I prayed, “Lord, if you want me to hang out with someone, you’ll have to put people in my path, because I’m just not getting it.”
So when G turned up at the store today, I knew God had heard me. I always love hanging out with G. She makes me laugh and is always supportive of me creatively. She and I are sort of going through the same thing — reconnecting with that part of ourselves that exists outside of work. Hopefully, we’ll get to hang out soon.
Now I just need a topic/outline for another book. Do I have another good one in me?