We’ve all been there:
You want to make music, and you try, but nothing good comes out of it.
It just won’t happen no matter how hard you try.
In fact the harder you try, the worse you feel.
The dreaded writer’s block has been thrown upon you.
The question about how to deal with writer’s block keeps popping up, and for a good reason.
Here’s how I see it (in a nutshell).
Don’t freak out. It’s perfectly normal.
Don’t make it such a big deal.
Your subconscious creative force is coming to an end of a cycle and getting ready to begin the next one.
Think of it as a normal phase in your progress as an artist.
Because that’s what it really is.
No reason to beat yourself up with a stick.
You must give these things time sometimes.
Allow yourself to re-set.
You’ll come back more focused than before.
What I’ve found useful in these kinds of situations is to take some time off making music and concentrate on listening other music instead.
Find new music that inspires you. Do other things that make you feel alive and inspired, whatever that may be for you.
Sports and cooking are my “escapes”, among other things.
Don’t try too hard – a little creative pause can work wonders.
How do you know when it’s time to get back to making music?
You won’t know. You will feel.
What is your escape?