The more I write, the more I want to write. This is something about me that’s always been true, so when I’ve had a writing slump, the best way to pull myself out of it is to write something. Anything. Everyday, if I put words on paper, I will eventually work myself back into the writing projects I really care about. Today was a little slow at work, so I wrote haiku. I don’t mean perfectly traditional Japanese haiku, but the English-style 5/7/5 syllable structure we’re taught in middle school.
For you, some haiku:
day breaks through long night / light! but – my absent muse / breaks only my heart
#dayjob is slow but / the pencil produces no / words on blank paper
story plots fall from / my brain like leaves shed from trees / dead once they hit ground
writer friends tweet sales / new publications bring joy / I tweet only lolcats
duotrope tells me / last sale was six months ago / still, I am writing