The Writing Slump is a Wilderness

Wilderness“In the wilderness we’re plunged into an awareness of danger and death; at the very same moment we’re plunged, if we let ourselves be, into an awareness of the great mystery of God and the extraordinary preciousness of life.” —Eugene Peterson, Leap Over a Wall

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What to do when You’re in a Writing Slump

Insomnia
Some of my recent work has been a lemon. A dud. An abject failure. I’ve been in what can only be termed a “writing slump.”

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How to Handle Failure

I'm not afraid of failure.

The problems of failure are problems of discouragement, of hopelessness, of hunger. You want everything to happen and you want it now, and things go wrong. – Neil Gaiman, “Make Good Art”Continue Reading