I was listening to my new favorite podcast, TED Radio Hour — specifically an episode dedicated to the creative process — when one of the guests seemed to demystify writer’s block by affirming that we, as creative persons, can’t always be writing. Sometimes we’re just waiting.
Whether today finds you writing or waiting (or in my case, a little bit of both), know that you’re engaged in the creative process, and eventually that process will turn over. That’s what processes do.
If you’re not writing, wait.
If you’re not speaking, listen.
If you’re not cooking, eat.
If you’re not preaching, take notes or pray.
If you’re not running down the trail, find a clearing and have a seat.
It’s a process. Participate.
Scott McClellan is the Editor of Echo Hub and the Director of Echo Conference. You can follow him on Twitter: @scottmcclellan.