I have started leaving little notes for myself when I end each writing session. What I see coming next. What so and so is going to say. etc.
In the past I have on memory, but sometimes memory fails. Thankfully I started doing this a few weeks back, because coming back to writing this week has been a little challenge for me.
Today, I re-read my last few pages, re-read my notes, and started writing. Slowly at first, but then faster, soon without thought.
Usually when I write, I try to get everything out. In the last few weeks the second thing I noticed was that if I left off my writing in a ‘moment’ coming back to it the next time was spontaneous. I was walking back into a scene. Back into emotions. Everything was ready for me. I started doing that every night, and I noticed that the next day I was much more productive, because I did not have to waste any time getting back into the right space.
It felt great coming back to my story, even if only after a few days away. It was like coming home.
Linda Cassidy Lewis offers a trick in her post It’s always about chocolate. She suggests you write down one line that you are writing towards – a future goal that is meant to lure you – a carrot on a sting, or in this case, chocolate.
Any tricks you want to share about getting back into writing after a hiatus?