It comes, it goes – No writer can keep an uninterrupted flow of creativity and production throughout their career – it just doesn’t happen, even the most prolific writers have down-time.
Yet, while those down-times hurt (and every writer hates them – it’s like being in a cell), the pause actually refreshes. It’s like a body taking breath. The creative energy, having been spent on our last bout of writing, has to pool again and revitalize us. The pause, therefore, exists while the process of reenergizing takes place. It’s a good thing. Just as we need to rest our bodies, we need to rest our creativity too. It makes sense.
When the upswing happens and ideas start to fire up the imagination and excitement, well, we’re away again, off and running and happy and full of life. At it’s fullest, we can’t keep up with the flow – so many good ideas all coming at once. Not only are the ideas great, actually capturing them in written form is wonderful too. Our talent shines.
Ever realize that last down-time enabled all the good that flows afterwards?
Maybe that’s something to think about.
Oh, am I currently having down-time as a writer? No I’m not, I’m in an up-swing, thank you very much, which is always a wonderful place to be.
Cheers, everyone – write or rest, but enjoy! 😀
I must admit, as the winter drags on, I have moments of feeling burned out. But i think that’s lack of sun. 🙂
Don’t worry, it’ll come around again. 😀
Yes, it might be sunny next month. 😉
Good luck with that! 🙂
So glad I checked in. Happy to see you back again. Glad your move went well and you are in a good place. It looks beautiful there. I wish I could come for a visit.
Hi Beth – Great to see you in. I’d love to have you here, you would love the local countryside! I have now wrestled the camera off Greg so there’ll be more photos coming shortly. 🙂
Nailed it. I feel like the creative equivalent of a clod of mud right now. But that’s the most fertile soil, isn’t it 😉 ?
Hi Matt. Very observant! I like that expression – it feels exactly like that. I hope all is well at your end, things here are slow (as you’ve noticed). I am indeed getting some writing done, but all else seems dang near impossible at the moment. Cheers to you, mate. Keep pushing that pen – or prodding that keyboard. 😀