Just now, my life is feeling very bland. I’m not devoid of creative inspiration for writing, but I don’t feel a particular urge to create. I want to spend time with my friends, do something fun, exciting–but I also want to just have time alone, possibly lying in bed staring at the ceiling while listening to music.* I want to get lost in reading.
I have two thoughts on this. One is that my creative energy needs time to build up. None of our creative wells are quite bottomless, and if it hasn’t rained enough lately, they’re bound to be very low.
My other thought is that I’ve become engulfed in necessity (chores, bills, etc.), and the energy that requires just puts me in a mindset that is not conducive to writing.
From my past experience, I have to advise myself that the best way to fix this is to just start writing something.
But I need to complete this editing work first. And many other more “necessary” things.
But what could be more necessary to a writer than writing?
I am awash in dilemmas of adulthood.
*Current music selection would probably be Deftones, Oh Land, or something very new age/experimental with no vocals.