I Think I Have Forgotten How to Write

Janice Tovey
1 min read4 days ago

Starting over

Photo by Sandra Seitamaa on Unsplash

I have been out of the writing game for sometime now, and I feel like I have forgotten how to write. It used to come naturally, or so I thought. Now, I stare at a blank screen.

A day job has zapped my precious writing time and energy. Here I sit, with non-existent stats, pennies in my account, and zero motivation.

What will it take?

I should commit a certain amount of time everyday to writing. I should pick a time and a space and let nothing come between me and my genius.

I should consider my passions. What excites, motivates, and inspires me? Inspiring others is important. How ironic.

Should I believe this:

Do not worry. You have always written before, and you will write now.

Ernest Hemingway

or this:

You only fail if you stop writing! Oops!

The experts recommend:

  • read as much as you can
  • think about joining a writing group
  • use writing prompts to get you going
  • write in your journal
  • give old articles new life
  • take a writing class
  • look for inspiration everywhere
  • write for fun

Well, I guess it’s a start.

Thanks for reading!!!

Janice Tovey 2024



Janice Tovey

My passion is writing. I also love reading, teaching, animals, nature, music, and humor. I am curious about everything and enjoy writing about all things.