This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is PAUSE, which I found fitting given where I currently am with my writing. My papaw’s illness and hospital stay have taxed my emotions. Despite having stories to tell, my heart just isn’t in it.

In a writing group I’m in, I asked if emotional writer’s block was a real thing. The ladies assured me that sometimes the words can’t be written because the emotion is too great. However they did remind me that there are strong emotions, these stories need told.

With that, I’m choosing pause my 100 Days of Awkward Adventures writing. I still want to write. I still have stories to share, but I can’t “should” on myself. I don’t want to carry the weight of being tied to a writing routine when I need to sit in silence and just feel.

I plan on journaling through the hard emotions, and blogging when I have a fun or lighthearted story to share. And, as the ladies reminded me, with some time and distance, perhaps the journal entries can be used to write thoughtful pieces to share with the world.

That’s my five minutes up. Perfect timing if you ask me, even though I’m writing Five Minute Friday on Monday.