It’s one of those harsh realizations to know that, with Labor Day fast approaching, summer is just about over. I hope that for our writer/readers out there, the summer was a relaxing and productive time. Without a doubt, the summer is often the perfect time to recharge, and refill that mental gas tank. Because just as writing is an all-encompassing endeavor, writer’s block can be an equally frustrating and uncomfortable feeling, and more importantly a reminder that the proverbial tank is low on creativity.
Since it is, unfortunately, impossible to simply refill in an instant, there are ways to replenish creative resources. Sometimes getting away from writing for a period of time can allow you to find inspiration in the little things. Instead of paying attention to what’s in front of you—a computer screen—it can be very beneficial to take a step back and pay attention to what’s around you instead. Reading can also serve the same purpose. Taking even just a few minutes to read something completely different can often spark new ideas or a new approach to your topic. Sometimes we can also find inspiration in the littlest things—how often has a tiny snippet of one passing conversation between strangers spurred an entire storyline in your head?
I hope that the past few months have been a time of refueling our readers and that the turn of the season will bring renewed energy to your writing. Have you used the summer months as a time for reenergizing and if so, how?