Sometimes, it’s hard to create.
Before I started the post-a-day in April, I hadn’t written much in months.
I’m not sure why.
Most of the time I didn’t feel like I had much to say, and it’s hard to write when there’s not much to say.
Ideas have always been hard to come by for me, and not just good ones.
Prompts have helped.
I guess because someone else’s idea has given me the spark to create, and it’s become part of my daily routine to write.
I’ve bought prompt books before, and they’ve given me good ideas, but I’ve never posted on a regular schedule much until the last five weeks.
I think the reason this has worked for me is it’s been good to create a creative habit again.
This slowdown has given me time. Prompts have given me ideas and taken away my excuses.
I was able to create posts for every day of WordPress’ prompt initiative, and I’ve been able to keep it up so far.
Take this post, for instance.
It’s not a winner, and I’ll admit I had not the least bit of an idea for today’s prompt, but to me it represents another creative day.
This post is a response to Sue’s prompt, which is “create.”