Tuesday, February 11, 2014

How to get my groove back?

Hemingway compared confronting the blank page to "staring down the bull." Today is my official first day back at the keyboard and I have to say, I don't feel as though I'm staring at anything as lively as a bull. It's more like staring into this void--cold, unfeeling and mocking in its emptiness. I can feel the rust clogging up gears of creativity that once whizzed along at lightning speed. Though I know I've gone through periods of inactivity before, I can't help but wonder: Will I ever get my writing groove back? Yes, I'm more than willing to try a tryst with a twenty-one year old Caribbean love god (hey, that's how Stella did it!), I think I'm going to have to try some good, old-fashioned writing exercises to thaw the icicles on my freezer-burned storytelling skills. I have a few tried and true methods, but any and all suggestions are welcome. Okay, all you writers out there: How do you get your groove back after a hiatus?

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1 comment:

Nette said...

In my past days as a writer, I'd get with a friend of like minds to brainstorm. That always seemed to work. ; )
It'll come back Jacks. It always does and much stronger than before.