But you know what? Sometimes we just have to suck it up and accept that we’re going to have the occasional day, or week, or couple of weeks (I’m trying to be optimistic and not go for ‘months’) where we just CAN’T think of any new ideas. We may have a deadline, or a themed issue to help clarify the idea, or seventeen magazines on topics we love and want to write for, and we still can’t come up with anything.
Yesterday I spent several hours attempting to brainstorm… I wrote character maps, used idea generators, drew cartoons, played the “what if…?” game… and still, nothing.
Eventually I had to admit that it just wasn’t my day.
And you know what? Sometimes that happens. And it’s okay. And you don’t need to beat yourself up about it.
Go have some ice cream and read a book, or take a walk instead. Enjoy the sunshine or the comfort of the couch without feeling [too] guilty (trying to be realistic, here). It’ll come to you eventually.
So why not enjoy life in the meantime?