In keeping with our burnout theme, & via Ellen Kushner, comes this marvellous blog post by Terri Windling:
I don’t often get blocked creatively, but when I do, the Big Hairy Monsters of Difficult Life Stuff are most often the cause. And yes, once you blast through blocks and Beasts, it is usually (maybealways) to an interesting, new, better place as an artist. So I’m sweeping and cleaning, reclaiming my space, and waiting for that moment of…renewal.
– Terri Windling.
The post is a treasure, filled with quotes from other artists who have faced blocks & Beasts & burnout. Read the whole thing.