It's been forever since I blogged. The holidays were crazy. Back to school has been crazy, too. I've done some revising, but I took some time off during the holidays. I kept journaling to keep myself sane, but I haven't been creating. I need to start creating again.
Today, I am writing a new short play. There are two ten minute play competitions that I like to enter, and I just started outlining a new idea. I've put off writing it for a couple days, though. I like to let new ideas percolate and develop, but I've put this one off for another reason. I'm not ready to deal with it.
I use writing to deal with problems and emotions. I think most writers do this. It helps me look at my feelings in an honest way. It might not be the best way to deal with problems, but it does produce some good writing. I never like to put out anything too personal, but bits and pieces work their way in. It's a relief. Once I write about something I'm able to let it go. At least for a little while.
I'm excited to get back into my writing routine. I've missed it. In addition to the new play, I am revising my new book. Revising is difficult and sometimes boring work, but not with this one. I love this book already. I'm really looking forward to working on it and making it the best it can be. No matter how long it takes.
Em is a writer, theatre director, and hiker. She likes mixing horror with magical realism and adding sci-fi twist.