I haven’t written in earnest for years. And now after such a long time, preoccupied with other social and employment endeavours the need to do so has returned.
I have written for my own amusement for many years, but lacking the confidence to do anything with those words it has remained entirely a hobby.
Not that I feel what I write isn’t good, or that it is actually any good. The importance to me lies in the sense of enjoyment I get from doing so, even if it is not shared with anyone else.
This is a good time for me to write. Why? Well, one of my concerns is that in my hasty scribblings I may be committing plagiarism on books and/or films I have recently come into contact with.
This does not apply now.
I haven’t read anything for some time, nor have I seen anything inspiring in film to get my creative juices going.
In fact I have a greater confidence to revisit some themes touched on in earlier attempts as they remain for me, as far as I am aware, largely unknown or unexplored by other authors.
(Not that I class myself in any way an author)
Today I will start something new, but pulling on those previously used themes to see if I can go somewhere interesting with them.