Back in the saddle, he sits there wondering “how did I let this slip away from me”.
J.J. can’t believe that he had stopped drawing. He just put down his pencil one day got up from the desk and quit. He loved to draw. All the times he spent countless hours lost in the world he was creating. The time he had taken to fill in all the nooks and crannies with just the right amount of graphite. His parents didn’t understand. All they noticed were the sounds of pencil scratching along the semi-rough paper, the pencil sharpener scrapping wood and graphite to a point, and the sighing when J.J. would make a mistake.
Like J.J. we all quit and walk away from time to time. It is even neccessary at times for our own sanity. But you should never give up on something that you love or have a passion for. Take heart that in the quiet and still parts of your being that a stirring is taking place and when complete you can return to your passion better for the time spent elswhere. I encourage everyone to take some time and breath between writing sessions, exercise even and then revisit some of the work you have done in the past. It may be these things that sparks your next idea.