I give up on writing in July. There is just too much going on in my heart during this heated month. For the past 3 years, I have driven myself into the ground trying to write. This past July, halfway through, I walked away and it felt good. So, from this year forward, I am taking the month of July for me and I am not going to write.
Just saying that “out loud” in my “writing voice” makes me feel better. No pressure to try to think about what will happen if I face another traumatic month AND try to write. In early July, I wrote the most heartbreaking thing and needed to schedule an extra therapy session because I cut too deep. Took me weeks to even think about what I wrote, and those thoughts were just “Quick turn the page, you don’t need to read that.”
One of these days I will get back to it, until then, well I am finishing things I started in June and will start new things up in August. Hopefully, I get that wonderful story started and finish reading my friend’s novel.
Until next month…