Finding Rhythm

Having over 657 written entries for posts to my blog still doesn’t make things easier after taking a break during the holidays to rest the writing part of my brain but I know it’s necessary. That’s right, finding the right time to take a rest and returning to writing is all part of the cycle that should be part of a healthy writing life. Too long of a break can lead to writer’s block and never taking a break can lead to burn out.

I’ve been at extreme end of both sides. Now, I’m still on the journey to finding a rhythm to the pendulum swing. I might go back and forth but finding balance is the key.

Today is no exception because it was one of those days when I didn’t want to sit down and write this post. I almost let it go after my break but this is the time when I need to push myself. Taking another break after one already will lead to months of not writing. I know because that’s what lead to years of empty pages.

My advice for getting out of a slump is to give yourself something to write for every day. It doesn’t have to be the goal of writing a book. Pages can be picked up and collected later. The point is get those fingers moving so that all those great words can spill out. You’ll never find them if you don’t write anything at all because those words we admire too years of practice. Most of is aren’t geniuses of words, and we don’t have to be. We just need to write our own stories and our own truths.

Keep on going with a few more paragraphs or pages. There’s only a few more days to go until Friday.

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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