Every week for the last year or so, I’ve posted a word or phrase, and a photo, on the Weekend Wordsmith website. People read the prompt, and hopefully, directly or indirectly inspired by it, write something – a sentence, a poem, a short story – or maybe paint or draw something.
The last 4 or 5 weeks have been pretty awful, with only one or maybe two people responding, and in a few cases, nobody. I’d like to think it’s because he last few months of the year are just busier for people, and they don’t have time. But maybe it’s that I’ve just gotten more and more boring.
There are lots of sites like that – sites that offer inspiration to get you writing, or drawing, or creating. Some of them are more effective than others. The difficulty is keeping them interesting after months or years, but also, on the creative side, remembering to create something every day, even when it’s not fun or easy.
Which reminds me, I haven’t written anything for weeks now. …