So writers get writer’s block, or that’s what I’ve heard. I always remember the clichéd image of someone at the typewriter (I am older), pounding the word “the” several times before ripping the sheet out, balling it up, and then free throwing it into the trash. Then there’s Nicholson’s typed mantra from The Shining, of course, that one’s the best.
But being blocked is never like that around here. I just have days where I am totally uninspired to edit what I have or make anything new. I am not frustrated or hitting an imaginary wall, I am simply hollowed out inside with nothing to give a creative work.
I used to beat myself up over it and force something anyway. Now I trust, after two years of writing, that this passes within a day or two. I now give myself that freedom to use hollowed-out me in other ways – housework, meal prep, exercise, blog – to better prepare and free myself up for the day when I do feel inspired.
What do you do when uninspired?