I’ve been having a bit of a dry spell with regards to writing recently. I’m not exactly sure why, although I have been struggling more than normal with my depression and anxiety the past week or so. I knew that writing would help me – help me to work through my difficulties, help me to be grateful – but I just couldn’t bring myself to start a post.
Actually, I should clarify that. I did begin several posts, but I couldn’t finish them. Either because of time constraints, lack of energy, or my perfectionism…I ended up not hitting that “publish” button.
And right now, as I sit here in front of my computer, I feel stuck. Stuck regarding writing…I want to write, but I just don’t know what to write about. And stuck regarding how I’m feeling…I feel like I’m in a deep, dark, and muddy pit. Have you ever felt this way?
I talked to my Mom about it, and she said that this can happen to a lot of writers. Your inspiration dries up for a bit. But it’s a process…and I should be able to learn and even grow through it. I just wish I could skip to the learning and growing part!
But I know she’s right. God has me where He wants me at this point in time. And I need to trust Him – trust His heart of love. And trust that He has a purpose in this. I need to get back to taking those baby steps, and to focusing on things to be grateful for. And my Father will carry me through.
I just wanted to say thank you to my readers – I really appreciate you, and I hope you are doing well. Thanks for reading even when I don’t have much to share. You give me a reason to keep trying! ❤
“Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all.”
― Charles Bukowski, The Last Night of the Earth Poems
Photo Credit: Joshua Sortino
4 thoughts on “A Dry Spell”
I know exactly what you mean. I woke with a bad attitude this morning, and some I have to contribute to eating too much sugar. I find sometimes it helps to play some of the music (christian) my favorites. It always helps change my mood. Barbara Bush once may a comment, when your feeling down, do something for someone else. Just a thought. Love and pray for you. Barbara
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Thanks for the good suggestions, Barb. Listening to Christian music does help to lift me up, as well, so I need to remember to switch it on when I’m feeling down. And the idea about helping someone else when I’m feeling down is also a great one. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers. Love you! ❤
It also happens to me, and when it does I don’t overthink it. I try doing different things, and then an inspiration strikes. I hope you are feeling better.
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Thank you, Jayson! I appreciate the encouragement. It’s disconcerting to feel this way, but I have to keep going and trust that it will pass. Thanks again!