Dealing with Creative Droughts
All creative artists experience creative “droughts” and “floods,” but those of us with mood disorders must work harder to overcome the emotional “hurdles” that can block our creative flow.
The best way to call forth your muse and beat a creative drought is to stop focusing on the creative part and start focusing on the creating.
Don’t expect inspiration to find you before you act. Many artists find that the act of creating itself is what leads them to inspirational insights and creative leaps. Don’t wait, just start.
You don’t have to keep the work you started with. Consider it your “warm-up” before the real workout. Give yourself permission to create the worst stuff in the world. Don’t analyze your work as you go. Just get everything out and critique it later.