I've been writing more these past few weeks than I have for a couple of years now. Dropping down to a four-day working week has made the difference, giving me more time. A whole day free of any distraction, has kick started me into the rhythm of writing and owning the focus and concentration that it takes to sit down, and write.
I find this day's writing effort builds up a momentum, a bit like a large wave, that overlaps into other days of the week making me more inclined to grab other spare moments available to write.
I know I need to test the writing. So I send it out. This is also something I haven't done a great deal of in the past few years. It's a bit like starting again, but this time with a difference. I feel more relaxed about any outcomes. There's a certain ... hmmm ... nonchalance, I guess. (One dictionary definition of that word is: 'having an air of easy unconcern or indifference.') I don't really care whether the work I am sending out is accepted for publication or not. At the moment it just feels like I am 'playing about' with ideas for short stories, long poems; maybe even back stories for a novel. Getting down to writing and getting the writing down.