Been saying this for years in workshops and on blog posts. Writer’s block is a myth. It’s an excuse. Go to work. Write. Anything. It may not any good. It may not be meeting your goals. But it will get you there. Writing is a job. It’s a craft. I don’t think anyone at your day job is going to be okay with you doing nothing because you “can’t find inspiration.”

From Lois Lowry, the author of The Giver:

“Did you ever go to have your braces adjusted and hear your orthodontist say. ‘Oh, I’m sorry, I can’t do it. I have dentist’s block today.’ Of course not.”

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