I wonder if Ebbing and Flowing best describes my writing consistency. As I look at what I’ve written over the past few months, and then look back over a longer period of time, I definitely see some ebbs and some flows. Each time I start writing again, I have a lot of ideas and a lot of output. In those times, the ideas greatly outnumber the output. I guess that’s a good thing, as I always have a long list of ideas to come back to.

But then, after a while, my writing recedes into the background of my life. Sometimes it’s easy for me to see why: I take a trip that interrupts my regular writing schedule or something time-consuming is happening in my life that pulls me away from writing. But at other times, it’s less clear. I just stop writing. I rarely stop thinking about writing, but I just don’t do it regularly.

We recently returned from a three week trip, which interrupted my writing. Since returning I just haven’t gotten back into my daily writing routine. Well, here I am again, trying to get back on track.