Last night, I sat down to write.
It was painful!
I felt like an old rusty chain that needed a good tune up.
I have been writing for others lately, but haven’t been doing much of my own writing. The podcast has taken precedence, and I’ve been guilty of putting my writing on the back burner.
I instantly remembered why it’s so hard to get started writing again.
I had lost my momentum. I haven’t been practicing.
Yet, I expected to sit down and write as fluidly as I did when I was writing almost every day. Why do we always think that?
It’s very similar to an old bike. If you don’t use it, eventually the parts will get rusty. To some people, that means it’s time to throw it away. To others, it just means it’s time for a tune up.
I watch as my husband cleans and fixes bikes for people on a regular basis. He takes excellent care of his bikes as well as all of our family bikes. He puts pride and effort into his work.
Writing needs the same time and attention.
Yes, I may be rusty, but it’s time for a tune up.
What area of your life needs a tune up? Share in the comments below.