I sit in the waiting area at the doctor's office and hold my breath.
It's been a while.
I know I've been off track.
I feel it.
The pulse beating at the surface of my skin.
From the inside out.
My face flushes.
Tears - not yet leaking from my eyes.
For them to call my name.
It can be hard to be a blogger these days.
We write because we love to write. We write because we want to write.
And then, well, we write for so many other reasons.
And sometimes we just don't write at all.
Here are five reasons you (fine, maybe *I*) haven't been writing and how to take them on.
5 Reasons You're Not Writing Regularly and How To Start
You've got stress.
As I have pulled together my book lists for my site, I've noticed that a majority of the books I read have been written by white women. And so, over the last year or so I've made an effort to pay more attention to the authors I'm supporting.
I've started including more books by men in my lists of recommendations. Granted, it's still quite unbalanced. But I'm working on that.
And I have also
Everyone knows we have a new President.
Now, whether or not you're a fan of his, you're bound to find yourself wrapped up in so much political discussion pretty much every-freaking-where you look.
Social media? Yes.
Turn on the television? Yep.
Online news sources? Mmmmn-hmmmn.
So. What to do to protect yourself from all of this exposure, coverage and chatter?
Take these steps. They
There's a lot happening these days that might lead you right into a good book or a binge-watch of your favorite new television or Netflix show.
But sometimes we need more. We need more than a cathartic cry with Code Black or This Is Us. We need more than a cringe and a laugh with Superstore. We need more.
And so, we turn to a certain kind of book that will take us where we need to go. A