Creatively Blocked

February 12, 2012 8:33pm
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Today has been a horrible day for trying to be creative.

I don’t know what it is, but I spent most of this afternoon just staring at the keyboard trying to get out an article that should’ve taken me a fraction of the time that I actually spent on it. I finally did get it done, for the most part, but it almost seemed comical to try and start another one because sometimes I feel like sometimes you’ve got it and sometimes you don’t and it feels a bit fruitless to keep plugging aimlessly at it if there’s just nothing there to draw from in the first place.

I need to come up with a solution of things that I can do when I find myself in a zone like this so that I can still be at least somewhat productive. When I can, I’ll try to change pace and just do busy work instead that doesn’t require much creative effort as just time to knock out, but unfortunately I just don’t have any projects on my plate with those kinds of things … and I’ve already cleaned off my desk and paid all of our bills for next week… 😛

Is it worth continuing to search for ways to beat this horse back into submission when it clearly just wants a day off, or am I better off just turning on the TV and calling it a day from a creative standpoint? Granted, I certainly understand that sometimes everyone’s brains literally do just need a break from all of this stuff, but in the same vein, you take enough breaks and you get to the end of the year having not actually gotten anything done!

Hmmmm…

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