Some days, the very act of writing exhausts me.
I show up to do the work, and wind up sitting there, chin in hand, staring at the screen in agony. I end up mentally drained and emotionally spent.
Composing visually allows me to step away from trying to pull words into existence. When the words aren’t flowing, visual storytelling provides a brief respite from the drama of trying to catch words that refuse to be pinned down.
It’s almost a guarantee that this process, this distraction, will spark ideas and inspire the words to flow once again.
Who knows – maybe the writing Muse gets jealous.
Text © Darlene Collins
Photograph © stokpic / Pixabay