In which a bunch of authors & editors are invited to answer the question: How do you deal with creative exhaustion?
Creative exhaustion is first cousin to writer’s block. First off, I try to accept that when it hits, I am not wasting time, but preparing myself to return to work. I blog more. I do something different, like answering this question. If I can’t force myself to finish a story, then perhaps it was not worth finishing. If I have to push rather than let it flow, it won’t be as good as if I take more time, mess around in the garden and try to shove the guilt deep into the compost pile. I am still a writer so long as I am thinking!
– I live and write in Perth, where I plan my city’s complete destruction to amuse myself, as featured in my recent collection Nightsiders