It wasn't much, but it was the first time I've written in a very long time.
I've been finding it difficult to create of late... for the last few months, actually. I'm not the only creative who is so afflicted, either. I'm reading posts from nearly every creative I follow. They're all feeling it too.
There isn't really an excuse for not writing. Saying "I don't feel like it" or "it feels too difficult" is not an excuse. It might be a reason, but it's not an excuse. What separates the writer from the hobbyist is the self-discipline to write even when it one doesn't feel like it.
I've failed miserably at that these past few month.
Still, I did attempt to write yesterday. I didn't hit my word count goals of yore, making it to only a thousand words instead of my usual two or three.
I wrote, however, and in a time when I'm struggling to find the strength to create, a thousand words is a victory.
I'm going to try again today, and try hard not to beat myself up about not hitting my former word count marks. I tend to be very hard on myself sometimes; hardly unusual, of course. Plenty of creatives are.
Hopefully, I'll be adding at least another thousand words today. If not, at least I would have written something.
Something is better than nothing.
First, though, Welsh lessons.