Sunday, 22 February 2015



Pronunciation: /ˈapəθi/

[Noun] 1. Lack of feeling, passion or interest.
             2. Indifference.

The irony of this post is that I'm struggling to even to work up the enthusiasm to even write this post.

I'll let you in on a secret. I'm struggling with a real bad bout of creative apathy. Even reading is a struggle for me at the moment. The most frustrating thing of all is that I can't seem to put my finger on why I feel this way. Did I burn myself out? Am I just not trying hard enough? I've gone through all the possible reasons and can't pin it down.

I was doing so well in January, keeping to my "don't break the chain" rigorously. However, as we entered February I fell away hard. I've since taken the poster down because its a constant reminder of how badly I failed.

My creative well seems to have run completely dry and even though we're not too far away from Spring, there seems to be no signs of approaching showers to replenish my supply.

What do you do when you hit a creativity drought. Any and all suggestions are welcome to break this cursed state!

Sarah x

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to try my comment again:

    People are going to have a myriad of suggestions for you when it comes to injecting passion back into your work. Though they may not help, all may be viable. Read work you love. Go on walks. Take vacation, if possible. Take a pledge not to write a single, creative word for two weeks.

    I'd suggest writing outside of what you're used to. Write a flash fiction involving poodle-obsessed aliens from Venus. Write haiku about spiders. Just try something different. You'll still be writing and making progress. Many people get burned-out on a rigorous writing schedule so, let it go. Play around. Get silly.

    If that doesn't work, create something altogether different. Paint, knit, sew, try a new recipe. If I'm stuck, I work on jewelry. It makes me feel accomplished but keeps part of my brain open for plot or random inspiration. Keep us posted.


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