Sunday, October 4, 2009
Creativity = Barren Desert Landscape
I have to be honest here.
I have nothing.
I've been working overtime, trying to write on my current WIP with a vague deadline, and dealing with financial issues at home. I'm driving to Los Angeles for a book fair in West Hollywood, requiring me to get up at 4am Sunday morning to get there in time. Saturday (I'm working backwards in time here) I'm hosting a Sisters in Crime Nor Cal meeting at my house with guest speaker Nathan Bransford, so have been shopping for refreshments and making sure the house is in order. I'm quite tired. I'm creatively drained. Writing is difficult. Writing a blog post feels like trying to extract water from the desert during the dry season.
How do you all do it? When you're so busy/tired/stressed that life feels like it's battering you to pieces on a daily basis... how do you find the creative energy to write?
Inquiring minds REALLY want to know.