Coming back to life
Wow, I hadn't really realized how long I've floated away...
It doesn't take a lot of looking to realize that I really haven't done much on this site for a long, long, time. There are a myriad of reasons, but one of them is just that I seemed to lose the spark and it's that spark that drove me to write in the first place. The good news, for those who have been so patient and kind, is that the spark is forming again. How do I know? Well, there are some signs...
1. I've been practically living with a camera in my hand these days. Yes, I know that's not the same as writing, but it is in a way. It's art and writing fiction is also art. When the art in you starts to come back, then you know what the spark is rekindling in you.
2. I've started to reappear, a funny statement I'll admit. No, I don't mean online (though that too is true), but me, as in Joanne, and not always my alter-ego. I'm getting back in touch with my inner core and, I think, that is a necessity for me to write what I write. Before anyone asks, I didn't actively abandoned me, it just sort of happened. Perhaps too much work, too much distraction, I don't know.
3. Reading old emails and comments on various sites, including my own. This is something I did, a lot, when I was fired up to write. I just had a hunger to know that something I wrote managed to reach somebody, anybody. I was, well, shocked at the sheer volume of comments about Queen Rider on Top Shelf. 72?!? Whoa. I was instantly beyond flattered by it, I have to tell you. It's an oldy now, but still attracting attention. I guess I did something right there.
I'm not going to make any promises, but I can say that my creative energy is finding outlets and that's a good thing to me. So, in some senses, I'm back. :)