OK, so I’ve ended one era this year already. I closed the door on my YA fantasy novel that I’d been working on for 8 years.
Yesterday, I decided that it’s time to close another door.
My first attempt at morning pages was rather short-lived. And I cheated by making myself only write 2 pages. (And back then, I didn’t write every day.) That was from February 19-23, 2009. I started up again on June 11, 2009. This time doing it properly.
I wrote faithfully every morning (most days just as soon as I got up) until November 27, 2009. With the holidays came work and with that came early days and such. Then school hit in January and those were early days for me. There are spans where I could tell it was a Monday or Wednesday because I either only wrote a handful of lines or no pages at all every other day.
Then last month hit and I ran out of things to say. Almost half the month, I didn’t write my pages. I haven’t written any pages in May.
So, it’s time to close the book on morning pages. While they may prove useful to other people, I have yet to really see the benefit. And it’ll give me an extra 20 minutes in the day that I can use to get going earlier so I can get to my writing time sooner.
Have you closed the book on any sort of era in your life? Does it always feel like ripping a bandaid off?
Cause sometimes, it does for me.