Working on short projects is helping me with my writing. I wrote about 1000 words last night for an idea I had for a while, and I’ll try to write some more tonight. The confidence is beginning to build again for my writing, which is something I really like.
It’s always been there, coming up with ideas and characters and so on. But in the past few months when I’ve had time to myself, I’ve found it incredibly difficult to even make lunch or to do laundry. Simple things which are part of everyday living. I’ve had to force myself to do them and offer rewards for doing so. Like getting out of bed on a Saturday (naturally, I still walk around in PJs, so there’s some give and take with that).
But the writing is coming, slowly but surely. And writing short stories helps out a lot. Some planning, but not nearly as much as a novel or a series. It definitely does help.