I do not want to go into my loss much but since I mentioned it here on the blog, and since it is affecting my writing, I would like to flesh out some thoughts without details.
Since it happened, I have lost my impetus to write. Most people write to channel grief and frustration - even I do - but this grief is so new and fresh that writing seems to require too much energy. I look at the blank document and want to run away, no matter what the writing is supposed to be about. Perhaps prompts and short exercises will be useful now, rather than anything dramatic.
I am currently reading a book called "Writing to Heal the Soul: Transforming Grief and Loss Through Writing." It seemed like an excellent concept and I have really been enjoying it. I have read 9 chapters now but have only done one exercise (from Chapter 1) so I need to tune it to the workbook aspect better. I acknowledge this :) This is why I sat down, actually... not to blog but to write out an exercise.
I recommend the book so far, and will let you know later if I find the exercises to be worthwhile.