Posted by: Judy | March 13, 2014

Waking creativity…

As I fought with deadlines… Editing is not a tough deadline to meet, especially when I have an editor with whom I work well. An editor who likes what I write and wants to make it better without changing my voice. An editor who recognizes I may actually know what I’m writing about. Hmmm… still feeling a bit snarky about that one. I need to let go of the negativity associated with that one.

Writing is different. It requires creativity, and when I’m depressed that’s the area I struggle with most. I can’t pull myself out of the abyss. How am I supposed to rescue my characters?

Burnblog shared a post that helped me look at things differently. I love when that happens exactly when I need it:

http://burnblog.net/2014/03/03/how-to-awaken-their-creativity/

Book is overdue and slow going. This one has been tougher than all the rest.


Responses

  1. Perhaps the challenge is not just creativity but of realizing life could have had a different outcome. You can do this…I am cheering for you.

    • Perhaps so. Thanks ((Ruth))

  2. Is it the creativity or the mental energy that is wearing thin? I find that I still have the sparks, but can’t seem to ignite them fully and develop them when depressed. Like I can feel them, but can’t make them come out. You can do this, because you want your book published. I know you want it and will dig in and make it happen.

    • Interesting point. I hadn’t thought of that. I think you’re right. I can’t turn my brain off, and it’s constantly telling itself stories, but moving it from my brain to the page is where I struggle. I need to reshuffle my thinking. Thank you ((R2B))

  3. I’m envious at the amount of writing you are able to do. I’ve been in a writing drought forever.

    • I took Nora Roberts’ advice: “I can fix a bad page. I can’t fix a blank page.” I have had my periods of drought, but it’s been a while. Now it’s the trouble of putting it on the page. R2B’s observation is really helpful for me.

  4. Thank you for sharing the link, it really made me think. I am such a creature of routine and wonder if I go autopilot a lot.

    RTB brings up a good point. The execution becomes the problem rather than the spark.

    You go, Judy. It is going to happen. ((Judy))

    • Thanks ((TR))


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