My writing soul: is it goodbye?

5 Feb

I hoped the silence would be temporary, but I think perhaps the past year has taken more out of me than I realised, and now we are moving city and schools and lives. So I fear the silence might be permanent.

I hope I’ll find my writing soul again, but a part of me believes that maybe I found writing at just the right time, or rather writing found me, to carry me and give voice to my tortured thoughts at a very difficult time.

Can you write your heart out and have anything left to say? Only time will tell.

In the meantime you can still find me over at In The Powder Room for my regular weekly column on a Thursday. So I’m still writing and mixing it up – a little.


21 Responses to “My writing soul: is it goodbye?”

  1. Little Miss February 5, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Good luck in your move, I hope you enjoy your new life!

  2. Josh February 5, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    I have to agree. People change, old ideas die…
    My first blog is pretty much dead in the water, now. Now, I’m really focussing on my new blog, trying to help people. I know that it’s probably for the best, my motivation kinda died in the last few posts on my old blog.
    Now the new blog is really motivating me to do something I love, something to contribute to the world, so I’m hoping that it will be something special in the future. 🙂

  3. Kirsten Lodge February 5, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    I think you’ll be back, H. It’s OK to be without words. You’ll find them again… and when you do, I’ll be over the bloody moon x

  4. Lori @ RRSAHM February 5, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    Much love to you M2M… just keep writing, even just that little bit at ITPR… you’ll be back xx

  5. jfb57 February 5, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    Oh I do hope the move to a new space will renew your energy for your writing because it is very special. You were writing before the trauma & I firmly believe you will write again. ATM you have no energy for those wonderful rants and observations. Take care, get some rest & we’ll still be here!xxx

  6. Iota February 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    I remember after CyberMummy, you wrote a wonderful post saying “I just want to write”. Perhaps you want to write, not to blog.

    I think you’re wise to take a break. I also think you be back in some form or other, as previous commenters have said. Will you, please, use this blog at least to link to where you are, so we can follow you? I wouldn’t want to lose track of where your writing takes you. ITPR is great, but I don’t think it will satisfy you for all that long.

  7. kelloggsville February 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    It’s been a lovely privilege to share this time with you and now I shall miss you. But thank you. XXX

  8. scribblingmum February 5, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

    I think you’re right, for now this is the right decision and that’s all that you can do. I’m so excited for you all for the move and hope it’s everything that you want it to be. Like the others I suspect you’ll write again but for now you’re right to go with it. I’ll miss your writing here, I’ve always loved reading it, such an easy style, honest voice.

    Caroline X

  9. Maija @ Maija's Mommy Moments February 5, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    I support you no matter what you decide but look forward to seeing more of your writing land in my inbox. Sending (((HUGS))) across the pond.


  10. Nickie February 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    you have to do what you’re comfortable with – I’ll be hanging around to see if you start up again. Good luck with everything else in the meantime x

  11. Harriet February 5, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    I’ve got a bit of a track record of lurking, but I am delurking to say I will miss you, and will, like others, keep checking in the hope you come back.

    In the meantime, I hope the move and this time go (as) well (as can be expected) and I will see you in the powder room.

  12. Lady-like Pervert February 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    From experience – your thoughts may not flow through your fingers but they’ll flow nonetheless. I’ve found my bloggy silence to be a really reflective and peaceful time and I hope that yours will be too (well, as peace as your move will allow).

    When writing comes so naturally, as it does for you, you’ll never lose your writing soul. Fortunately, you’re not one of those people that will just write to write and pay no heed to the substance – that’s how I know you’ll be back! 🙂

    Your (silent as of late) bloggy friend…

  13. Mrs TeePot February 7, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    Write when you are ready. If you are ready. Sometimes things come into our lives just for when we need them, they are not meant to stay forever *hug*
    We’ll be here if you return

  14. Gappy February 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    I lost my blogging mojo for almost a year. Recently, completely out of nowhere, it’s back. So you never know.

    I hope everything goes well for you. x

  15. sarsm February 18, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    I think the best thing is not to put yourself under pressure. Relax and when you feel the urge just start again on whatever topic you choose.

    Good luck with your move, that on it’s own will make your mind wander off writing.

    Take care.

  16. brinkofbedlam March 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    I missed this update somehow, I was wondering why I’d not noticed your posts in my inbox. You need to do what’s right for you as I’m sure you already know. I hope you find your inspiration again as you write so well and I always pounce on your posts because they’re just so lovely. I wish you well with everything that’s going on in your life. xxx Kay

  17. Mayfair Mum March 5, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    Like others above I hope you will be back and I’m sure the time will come when it is the right thing for you to do. You’ve dealt with a lot of additional pain, stress and change in addition to the pain, stress and change of daily life so don’t be hard on yourself. Take time out for yourself and with good friends, rest, eat well and reflect.

    Ironically perhaps I have been inspired by this post to write a return to Mayfair Mum post, after a self imposed break of a few months for personal health reasons. I thought I was writing to help me through various frustrations in my life, like a salve on a wound, but the truth is that some pain just can’t be written about in public or private, as if the words on the page make it too real to deal with, expose just too much of your inner soul.

    As and when you do return, don’t forget to let us know where to find you – you will be missed!

  18. Simone March 23, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    Awww Henri! I only just spotted this last hurrah post… I’m a bit slow aren’t I?
    How will I stay in touch? I only get to “see you” in blogland?!
    I don’t want to take you off my blogroll just in case…
    here’s hoping your writing soul finds us again.
    or you find your writing soul…

    I’m feeling all sort of sad and lost now, like when your friend tells you she’s moving away… Ah well, there’s always facebook…
    Love heaps and all the best in your new adventures. I hope we get to hear about them sometime.

  19. Helen March 28, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    Oh no, I’ll miss your writing 😦

    Hoping you’ll be back when you’re ready and that all goes well with the move in the meantime.

  20. Chris Mosler April 2, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    I came here to tell you I miss you, a lot. I’m thinking about you and wishing you luck with all your stuff. I really hope we can meet again soon, last time was too brief. xxx

  21. michelle twin mum April 15, 2012 at 11:09 pm #

    Gosh, I am wondering where I have been the last couple of months and this will explain why I have not seen any of your posts in my timeline.

    I hope the move have gone well for you. Mich x

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