Sunday, January 9, 2011

Like Riding A Bike

Many people say that once you learn to ride a bike, you never forget. Even if you haven't ridden for a while, it will all come back to you once you hop on a bike again. I think the same holds true for many things.

Yesterday, for the first time in about thirty years I got back on ice skates. When I was a kid we used to go to my Uncle and Aunt's house all the time and go skating on their lake in the winter. We haven't done it in forever...seriously, it's probably been about thirty years.

We had a blast! My hubby is a hockey player, so he's a fabulous skater, and although I wasn't able to get as fancy as him, I definitely held my own out there on the lake. I was a little wobbly at first, but once I got the hang of it, I found I fell into a rhythm and was able to glide smoothly over the ice. Oh, I'm not saying there weren't some stumbles and bumpy patches, but I'm proud to say, I never did wipe out completely!

Over Christmas break I got back into my writing. I have to be honest and say I've been sadly neglecting it over the past few months. Too many other things going on. But over break I made a goal to write something every day. And I stuck to that goal. Like the bike or the skates, I was a little wobbly at first. It was hard to get going again. To pick up the thread of an idea I'd started months ago. But now that I'm back in the flow, things are moving fairly smoothly. I'm still writing each day, even though I'm back to school, and I'm making a lot of progress on my current WIP. Along the way there are bumpy patches, and I'm sure I'll stumble from time to time, but all in all, I think I've kept my balance pretty well as I work through plot points, conflicts, and love scenes!

It's great to be back at it!

Until next time,

Happy Reading!



Deb Larson said...

Debra ~
Ice Skating!! I haven't skated in years either - and always loved it. I'm glad you are back to your WIP ~ I'm still stumbling along, one of the reasons I hate to stop writing completely. You've inspired me to get back to my routine.
DL Larson

Morgan Mandel said...

Good for you, Deb!

I am miserable with balance and have weak ankles. I hope I do better at writing than I would at ice skating!

Morgan Mandel