One of our goals here at Today’s Author is to help all of the writers among us to do what we love to do: write. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by talking to each other and learning from each other. Our Writers Circle series is designed to do just that – provide a chance for us to discuss writing, editing and publishing questions.
This week’s topic is:
Writing takes a lot of passion and energy. What happens if that energy has died down? What do you to when you feel creatively and emotionally unable to write? Some say that you should just write anyway, push through the doldrums. Others find this to be inefficient and unproductive. What have you done to re-energize yourself and get that creative spark back when you’ve been faced with a situation where you hadn’t written for a while or hadn’t felt successful with writing for a while?
Let’s discuss this in the comments and see what our community thinks.
I believe that the world needs more kindness. To others, yes. But, also to ourselves. We need to remember that we are human beings. We aren’t perfect and we are going to have our ups and downs, struggles, and challenges to deal with – whether it’s in our everyday lives or in our writing endeavors. As is the most case with these types of questions, I don’t believe there is one universally correct answer. For some, it’s best to push through. For others, it’s best to relax. Whatever you choose, do it from a place of compassion and kindness for yourself. With that being said, I have certainly been in this situation before, and I tend to meld the two extremes together in a delicate balance. I give myself permission to write “messily” about a safe subject, and I am often surprised at the wonderful nuggets of wisdom that are uncovered when I take this approach. Keep writing on the terms that are right for you 😉