Have you ever gotten stuck with your writing? I won’t use those two dreaded words that start with W and B, as I’m not referring to that. I’m meaning have you ever wanted to write, had things to write, but just wanted to write differently or take a break on purpose or feel like you aren’t writing what and how you want or whatever else might be affecting your writing.
I tend to write in the same vein for a long time. I started out writing a lot of environmental and social poems. Then, I turned to place poetry. I wrote several chapbooks. I wrote several short stories and put together a short story collection. Lately, I am writing more fiction than poems. I use a variety of styles and genres each time. I’m usually writing about what interests or inspires me. I don’t want to feel like I have to write the same way with the same stuff all the time.
This morning, I woke up early really early. I woke up in time to see the sunrise. I’m a sunset lover and enjoy watching those nearly every evening, but the sunrise is also spectacular. Because I was up so early, I thought why not go ahead and start the day off writing. Usually, I write in the late afternoon or evenings.
It’s good, though, to change your writing routine. It’s good to change how you look at things. Like with painting, you have a perspective when you write. How will you write different?