I’ve missed a few Thursday’s Children blogs recently (darn that annoying day job), but I’m back. Maybe not with a vengeance, but back nonetheless.
The Thursday’s Children blog hop is focused on inspiration and what stirs us to write and create. This time I’m going take a slightly different route…
See, I’ve been experiencing a lack of inspiration for going on about a month now. A complete and utter lack of inspiration.
Usually I have a few things that help when I’m feeling uninspired. Music is almost always a surefire way to get me, well, fired up. Reading something that someone else has written is another one. A lot of times I’ll go back and re-read one of my favorite books and that will help get the mind moving again. This time, nothing seems to help. I don’t want to read. I don’t want to write. The idea of writing makes me feel squeamish. Even writing this blog has been an exercise in sheer willpower.
As frustrated and disheartened as I am, I know that this too shall pass. I’ve gone through periods of little or no inspiration before (although not this bad) and I’ve made it through.
But I’m not very good at waiting for things to happen on their own. I’m more of a “make it happen” kind of person. I see the outcome I want and I go after it.
So, the fact that I’ve been trying to get inspired and have been failing miserably is nothing short of soul crushing. (And yes I’m aware that I’m being overly dramatic – it’s my inspiration crisis and I can be as dramatic as I want. J )
I have some serious goals for this year, two books that I want to finish. Both books are plotted and started, so I’m not going at this without a foundation. But that’s a lot to work towards, I know that. And I’ve lost almost a whole month already. I need to figure out how to turn this around and get back on track.
What do you do when you are suffering a lack of inspiration? Do you have any tried and true tricks that help pull you out of it?
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