Saturday, March 27, 2010

What to Do with Myself Saturday

It is a bright and beautiful day today, however when I stepped outside I realized it is deceptively cold. It doesn't look like it should be cold, but it is. Perhaps there is still a chance for it to warm up enough for me to do yard work later this afternoon but what to do with myself until then?

I am eager to craft and do some other actively creative endeavors. I think my brain needs a break from the writing. I think I am burning out because I've been pushing myself too much and I am now just...blah.

When I sit down to write I feel like I am forcing it too much and the creative inspiration is not happening.

I know many professional writers say "inspiration" and the "muse" are bullshit and to just write through it, its your job. Others will at least say when they hit writer's block they try to take their minds off of it by doing other things.

Me I haven't quit writing, I just put off the novel to do reviews and finish my other stuff. Today I feel as though I don't even want to do that.

I think it is one part burn out, one part cabin fever and just one part my creative energies are currently flowing in another direction.

So today I take a writing break and find something else to do.

What are you doing this weekend?

2 comments:

joder said...

So sorry you're having writers blah. I too have been blah and blame it on the weather. I do much better when it's sunny, I'm way more motivated. At the moment I'm watching shows on Discovery Health (since it's rainy and chilly out) about paralyzed women who are pregnant. As a disabled person myself I'm always fascinated to see others with the same health quirks as me.

Roxanne Rhoads said...

I seem to go through these funks, stages where I am just blah.

I suppose some would call it depression but I am fully functional and not really feeling "depressed" just blah.

Tried to craft and ran out of steam about half way through the project.

Now off to work outside and see how long that lasts