By Laura Mahal
Beyond the world of writing, sometimes life is raw-boned hard. Nothing comes together easily. Plans fall awry. There are too many funerals, and not enough weddings. We face health challenges or unsought career changes. Life spins too quickly and we can’t catch our breath.
How on earth is a writer to break through when we have well and truly broken down? When retiring the old pen and paper seems a viable option? Or stomping on the laptop is much more than tempting? Creativity requires energy. Energy which can quickly be sapped by the competing demands on our time, emotional bank, and self-esteem.