When I’m Uninspired…

People assume that creative people are creative all of the time. The truth is that we face creative “dry spells” more often than not. We have daily lives, which might be stressful, and have to worry about things like relationships and bills. And sometimes, we’re just tired.

It’s exhilarating to be inspired. I love those times when I have hundreds of ideas and the words just come to me. Nothing can stop me. But it can be so discouraging when I’m uninspired.

That usually means that I need to step back and take a break.

Creativity takes a lot out of a person. Writing is a dangerous profession in that way.

We open ourselves to all kinds of rejection, and that rejection can hurt. It can also mean that we can’t pay our bills or buy groceries for the week. It’s hard.

When I’m uninspired, I have to try something else, do something else. You can’t chase inspiration. You can’t force ideas to flow. You have to keep moving so that inspiration can find you again. It happens in the most unexpected ways.

How do you find your way back to creativity?

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