When it rains it pours at least that is how the saying goes. Pouring can mean many a good things or it can mean really bad tidings as well. Granted, for us writers when it rains we look at as a chance to stay inside and write. If you haven’t guessed, yes I really enjoy rainy days for it gives me a chance to stay inside and write to my hearts content, which as I mentioned in my last post, I have done much of that.
I guess the reason why you can sat that I haven’t written is due in part to being busy. Let me be frank, for a moment, the true reason is that I have hit what you might call a dry spell, well as a case of writer’s block. But in the latter of things, it really is a dry spell.
This is sometimes another matter that plagues us creative types. This is not to say that I have not had ideas for stories. Goodness knows that I have had plenty of ideas rolling around inside my head, but finding the right ways to get them jotted down is another thing entirely different.
This dry spell for me has been a pain in the butt for I have had many ideas that I have wanted to get jotted down. Some of it has been poetry, some of it has been short stories, and some of it has been thinking of a way to get back into working on my larger projects as well as some new ones as well. But when you get with a dry spell it can be hard to get that creative process to unleash itself and flow through onto the paper.
Granted, I’m still trying to find a way to get that creative flow to come back, for this has been driving me mad. This is not to say that I haven’t tried for I have many a times, but it has not allowed to fully be done. Being stuck in a rut can be a royal pain in the butt. Let me put this on the record, there is nothing more that I would rather do right now than find a quick solution to get me creative juices flowing so that I can get back to what I dearly love to do with my time and that is to write.
I have never thought of writing as a chore, but rather as a creative outlet to let out my stress. Just like there are times when we need to watch something depressing or some terrible business being leashed upon one of our favorite characters on a television show, it is sort of the same thing for us writers, such as let us see what terrible thing we can inflict upon our wonderful characters that we have created.
Yes, it is quite fun and the most appealing thing that we can do to spend our time and our hours. But the only thing that is getting in the way is my freaking dry spell. Just like with writer’s block when you write something you think that it is crap, it is the same when you try to write when you have a dry spell.
This feeling does not help with the confidence that we need as writers when we are telling stories. Yes, confidence is what we truly need as writers to feel that we are getting the job done and so far, my confidence as been down in some major way. This is not a helpful thing to find an outlet for my dry spell writing.
If you have any suggestions on how to fully deal with dry spells, please, let me know and put your suggestions in the comments.
I hope that you have a wonderful writing day! Hope that you are not plagued by either writer’s blocks or dry spells! Thank you, again as always and I hope to see you next time.