The Journey to Re-Restart (Again and Again)

I found this in my drafts folder:

Can you dust off a website?

My blogging over the past few years has been sporadic at best. Honestly, I should probably just give it up. But I can’t. I love this blog. Still, I can’t seem to find a level of commitment that fits into my life.

There are other things in my life like this. I’m not writing regularly. I’m not reading as much as I should. There are a lot of things I could do differently, better. But I don’t. I’d like to use the excuse that I’m just so tired. Except that I’m really not. I’ve had lots of energy lately. I’ve felt really motivated to do some things I’ve needed to catch up on for a long time. I haven’t made reading and writing a priority in my life.

It’s funny, because about once a month or so, I start a new “organizational method” that I’m sure is going to revolutionize my life. I got a new planner in December, which I love and use, but it hasn’t forced me to make time for writing. I have a ton of new pens and notebooks, yet I often go days without writing a single letter. I research the habits of experts, the tools of the trade, and the methods of success.

I’d like to blame the TV, but I’m the one who chooses to watch it. I could turn it off. We don’t DVR anything. Everything we watch is on one of our streaming services, so it isn’t like I have to watch it to make room for next week’s episode.

And then here I am again, wondering if it’s worth my time to dust off this old blog and begin anew. My inspiration? It’s silly, really, but we got a new computer and I installed Scrivener. If you aren’t familiar with the software, let me tell you, it’s a writer’s dream. It allows you to write in small or large chunks, and it makes moving content around easier than any productivity suite ever could. It lets me write the way I think, in small chunks, or vignettes, if you will, and it keeps them organized in the order I want them to be kept. So, I’ve been writing again. Which means, to me, that I may start writing this blog again. It’s nice having a place to vent my frustrations with my writing process. So, that’s it. That’s the big news. I’m still a writer, believe it or not, and I’m going to keep being a writer. So, sit tight while we try this again!

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