As writers, we continually look for inspiration. We find it in so many ways, through daily living, nature, God’s Word, life experience, just to name a few.
One of the reasons I’ve had such a hard time writing over this past year is I feel as if I lack inspiration. I’ve had some upheaval in my life and it’s been hard to find the words. I use to homeschool and write a lot of homeschool product reviews, but my son went back to traditional high school this year. I use to paint with God during worship service but I stepped down and haven’t been able to put paint to canvas since. I don’t feel inspired and thus the words aren’t flowing. Writer’s block will settle in and take hold of you when there is nothing happening to inspire you. Not in all cases, but this has been my experience.
Writer's block will settle in and take hold of you when there is nothing happening to inspire you. #write31days Click To Tweet
When one is struggling to stay in God’s Word, when life is throwing you lemons and you don’t want to make lemonade, when you feel devoid of anything that would inspire you or others, how do you stay inspired to write?
Here’s what I know, and my writer friend Susan reminds me of this all the time: Just keep writing. I am working on a new blog design, something I’m paying for because I lack inspiration (and energy) and I’m hoping that I will have a writing schedule of sorts of things that may inspire you. I may share recipes or photographs, or tales with the grand kids, and surely I will write my #fiveminutefriday posts because I always tend to get inspired in five minutes. I may pick up a paint brush again or try some poetry. But I plan to keep writing, no matter what.
What do you do as a writer to stay inspired?What do you do as a writer to stay inspired? #write31days Click To Tweet
This is day 9 in a 31 day series on my journey of finding my way back to writing. You can find all of the posts in this series by clicking here.