Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Creative Batteries need recharged

Don't you hate it when your creative batteries are running low.

I have been starring at the same doc file since Thursday and maybe added 200 words to the whole thing.

What do you all do to recharge?

9 comments:

Tim Knight said...

Go off and do something completely different and unrelated (cook a meal, kick a ball around in your garden etc). Try not to think about the document, directly, and instead focus on something else. Then, after a while, you'll be able to return to the original project with fresh eyes

SAROE said...

Exactly what TK said.

When I designed houses and got stuck-I found the best thing was to just leave work. I would run an errand, go to the library or my FLGS.

Almost without fail, when I returned I would have a solution in minutes. Fortunately, my employers understood that it was a part of my "process" (sheesh-can't believe I wrote that), and never gave me a hard time about it.

Crystal Collier said...

Running, biking, reading, tennis, swimming, playing piano, listening to music, playing a board game with the kids... OR, working on something else I feel especially passionate about at the moment. I've got so many projects, it's just a question of finding the one that feels right at the moment. I think physical diversions and especially helpful.

Yvonne at Poetry from the Heart said...

Living near the beach I take a stroll as the tide is coming in, it's a good remedy for sorting all sorts of problems.
Hope your batteries soon gets recharged.

Yvonne.

Tony Laplume said...

Never force your writing. Even if it takes hours, days, weeks, months...you'll be better for not trying to force it.

Timothy Brannan said...

Thanks all!

I will go out and shovel some snow and hope that does the trick!

SAROE said...

Snow shoveling is too mindless an activity...

You need to achieve brain-wipe.

Timothy Brannan said...

Yeah, but the shoveling all has to be done. ;)

K.N. Porter said...

Hahahaha Shoveling snow will definitely get your mind off that project. Sometimes you just have to get out of your "Office" and blow off some steam. It's like when you do a word search and get to the point where you can't find any words, then you leave it come back and bam words everywhere. Good luck in shoveling and getting back on track writing.

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