Firstly, my CORE membership runs out in a few days and I have decided not to renew it, at least for now. I am not on DA as much as I once was and originally, I got the premium membership (as it was back then) in order to prevent harmful ads and pop ups from infecting my computer. I don't really use the extra features (the few I did use I won't miss) so I'm going to let my membership lapse and rely on ad-blocker/norton to protect my laptop and prevent the ads from slowing the browsing. I may renew in the future should more features be added that benefit writers, or if I am going to be getting more use out of my account. It's not that I can't afford it, I just don't feel its worth it to me, right now.
Secondly, I've been trying to get back into writing and, while I seem to have lots of ideas, I'm finding it very difficult to put the stories together. I think this is partly down to the long break while I was studying and partly due to how busy we are at work and the stress of an impending restructure of locality admin staff - (some uncertain months ahead, I think). I do have one story started and I'm hoping to get it written over the next week since I am on annual leave now until after the bank holiday. so if you have any tips for getting back into writing after taking a long break, I would love to hear them.