Monday, February 21, 2011
Slump -O- Rama
Many times this past week, I've terrified myself over the thought: What if I never get back that urge to write? What if my zeal for creating new worlds and characters disappears for good?
It won't. I won't. And it won't happen to you either.
Phases. That's what life is about. The Bible even talks about this sort of thing : "A time to weep, a time to laugh ... a time to be silent and a time to speak" (Ecclesiastes 3:4,7, NIV). King Solomon wrote those words, and he was -- and is-- still considered to be the wisest person of all time.
If HE had a bad day -- a day where writing was the last thing he wanted or felt he could do -- then, by all means, we are no different. When I think of this, I don't feel so bad. After all, he wrote books in the bible!
I almost didn't write this post because my circumstances seemed more pressing -- and even more enticing --than sloshing out words onto the screen in front of me.
But, here they are. And I feel a little better. Many times, getting going is all we have to hurdle past and many times, that isn't a hurdle we feel like jumping over. The writing slump is what it is.
And it's okay.
Take the time to recuperate, restore your creativity, and wait for revelation for future writing. Because it will come. And when it does, be ready to write for a long, and fulfilling, time.