After Two Months of Creative Gridlock, Enough is Enough…

Whilst my paintbrush and my pen lay dormant, I had a bit of fun on and created this visual representation of my gridlocked mind.

We’ve just had a gentle heatwave here in the South of England. The birds have sung from dawn until dusk. My garden is in bloom in the sort of wondrous clashing colours that only nature can pull off with aplomb. And my creativity has returned.

Thus, I’ve written two eco-poems for competitions, plus I know exactly what I’m going to write for three short story competitions. Meanwhile, a twenty by twenty-four-inch canvas is glaring at my back from its easel, if a quarter-painted landscape/seascape can be said to glare. (Yes, canvas, I’m going to retrieve my paintbrushes from the cupboard soon.)

So, what has everybody else been doing or not doing in the last couple of months?

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

15 thoughts on “After Two Months of Creative Gridlock, Enough is Enough…”

    1. Thank you, Dale 🙂 It is a great relief about my creativity, as I thought my lack of inspiration/motivation might be permanent.
      We must, must, have a girls’ chat soon, now I’ve returned from the dead zone. Let me know when you and Rochelle are both free. I’m guessing you can only do the weekends at the moment?

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      1. No, no… it was just resting 🙂
        That would be lovely. Will have to be a Sunday as I work weekdays and Saturday’s don’t work for Rochelle. 🙂

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    1. Oh, that I was energetic, Carla! I’m just pretending to be energetic, in the hope that my brain hoodwinks my body into believing it. I think my body is protesting against having four vaccines in about six months (pneumonia, flu, & pfizer X 2), after 40+ years of not having any vaccines. Still, it’s better than dying of the virus or infecting everyone around you. Creativity, gardening, and sunshine are the best kickstarters to good health. I’m pleased you’re having lots of company. There are many very lonely people just now. I think I’ve had conversations with more of my neighbours and other people when I’m out walking my dog, than ever before. I sat in bed this morning, telling my husband who lives in each house in our lengthy road, and something about them. I couldn’t have done that before the pandemic.

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  1. Ha, you know how much I relate to this one! Love it. So happy to hear that all those creative juices are flowing — may your stories spring Athena-like fully-formed from your head! Summer so far is challenging but I’m determined to enjoy it. We had a storm last night in the midst of one of the worst droughts I’ve lived through here, and it was sublime. Every living thing looks happy this morning, and I’m not one to be left out of such things. 😉


  2. I hope all goes well with the submissions. Welcome back, dear friend. Sometimes we just need to walk away and find out what else is happening in life. I have done very little in the way of creative writing of late. I’m still writing, but the urge to complete novels is not with me at the moment. I’m sure it will return, so no worries.
    Sending you hugs on this sunny, lovely Friday. Take care and stay safe.


  3. Dear Sarah,

    I can relate to your gridlock. I’ve experienced the same in my writing. Happily it’s returned and I’ve written three submissions for a writing contest. I’m pleased to hear yours has returned as well. Those pesky muses. Looking forward to chatting. 😀




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