When I got back from a short vacation, sat in front of my computer to compose some music and stared at the screen for four hours with barely any progress I didn’t erase, I knew it was back; the block. I never know if it will be here for a few days or a few weeks. I know it will eventually leave, but I don’t know when, and sometimes, when you’re in it, it feels absolutely hopeless. When I’m dating someone, I usually give them the heads-up that I am not going to want to do anything and will just be the lamest for a while. What’s worse is that it’s not just my own projects anymore–I’ve got obligations to others creeping up on me, and I’m going to have to explain it somehow.
I was expecting to find a thread about this already, actually, but now that there is one, does anyone else suffer from creative block? Not really talking about the inability to start ANYTHING creatively and get any projects off the ground–that’s different and is for a different thread, I think. Talking about that dead stop that suddenly happens when you feel like you’re doing fine. Does anyone else have it unfortunately connected to employment, deadlines, obligations to others? What do you do to try and get rid of it, and do you find anything that consistently works?