As a writer, I have been struggling against the mundane. My life has settled into a predictable daily rhythm that varies very little. Take care of the kids, cook, clean, spend time on the computer, do the laundry. Last year was very difficult for me, a huge struggle climbing out of the abyss of depression and pain that I had dug myself into. And it made for a lot of writing fodder. Now I am happy and I don't know what to write about.
It shouldn't be like this as life in and of itself is a remarkable journey. The joy of waking in the morning and looking at my husband, of watching my children sleep, of sitting with Will and having a toddler conversation, these are moment writing writing about, preserving. This is now my challenge. To not need Sylvia Plath like sadness to reflect upon, but the normal moments of everyday.
Since I am having a bit of trouble finding my writing groove, I am using "The Pocket Muse" by Monica Wood to aid me in my writing (that's where the quote above came from). I am also making a goal of posting at least twice a week, but hopefully more. If you like, you can use these writing prompts to help you post, as I'm sure I'm not the only person who suffers from writing block, and I know I'm not the only gal out there who is also living a relatively boring life.
So what are you struggling with in your writing life? Are there mundane events in your life that on the surface seem unremarkable but upon further inspection actually have their own magic?