Writing a query letter is hard. Much harder than I expected, and it further tapped my drying well of creativity.
After slogging through issues with a character and his story, writing a query was one of the worst things I could have done for my creative rejuvenation. I don’t have a lot of time to spend writing between my day career, kids, and spouse. The time I do have, I would like to be enjoyable, or at least not a drain.
The flash fiction challenge I participated in almost made things worse. I “rolled” a combination to write about that I just couldn’t do. Then I remembered I am not in school. I am not being graded on this. I can decide not to do it and there are absolutely no repercussions.
I rerolled and wrote something else entirely.
I am not yet ready to tackle my difficult project, but I do think I am ready to try something new.