To write well also requires regular mental exercise. When not used, the creative muscle can become flabby. It’s not always about the bigger enterprises; sometimes the little things help. Short pieces, longer pieces.
This last month I have had four pieces of writing published, two of them short, two longer:
· 80 word rant in Mslexia,
· 4 line poem in littlems (Mslexia’s baby sister).
· Story “Violets” in the August edition of Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special
· Story “Sing it loud” in Issue 4 of Kishboo.co.uk
From a writing point of view, 80 words, or 4 lines, is not much. But from a writing fitness point of view, it has proved invaluable in keeping me going during my extended holiday. Now I have to build up my writing fitness again.
Perhaps I should also take some gentle physical exercise, maybe by walking more often? It may even help my creative thought processes.