An Empty Well
From time to time we’ve spoken of the need for an author to keep their creative well filled. But try as we might, it is inevitable that from time to time, the well will run dry.
Mine is dry. As dry as a bone laying in the dessert in the middle of a drought. I haven’t been able to write for quite some time. That goes for fiction, as well as posts on my own blog. Even the posts on this blog have been more difficult than I would prefer.
There are reasons for my drought. But whenever one of us goes through a period of Writer’s Block, there are always reasons. And they’re not excuses, but if I use them to allow myself to quit writing they’ll become excuses.
But I’m tired of running on an empty tank. It’s time to refill that creative well. I’m tired of staring at the blank page (screen, actually) with nothing to say. I’m tired of banging my head against my desk for 2 hours just to revise 200 words. I’m tired of letting my blog lie fallow.
So I’m going to toss this out to our readers: What do you do when you need to recharge your creative batteries?