Refilling the Creative Well – Listening to the Muse

Refilling the Creative Well, Part 5 - Listening to the Muse, The Rabid Rainbow Ferret Society, Serena Saint-Marceaux

Honestly I am very bad about recognising when creative burnout is looming upon me – or even when I’ve full on driven myself into it. When I have trouble creating, often my first impulse is to focus harder, to try and figure it out, start a new project or bounce to another one in progress. . .

Anything but ‘recognise there might be a reason for this and take a break’, really.

That tends to mean I don’t recognise I’m getting burnt out until I’m fully ensnared in frustrating, exhausting, tear-worthy inability to dredge out words. I mean, layering yet more pressure on top of already failing motivation doesn’t help? Whaaa?

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Refilling the Creative Well – Finding a New Obsession

Refilling the Creative Well, Part 2: Finding a New Obsession

Like most of the other Ferrets, 2017 was a hell of a year for me. 2016 ended in true end-of-season sweeps week cliffhanger fashion, with my roommate (Ferret Jessica) getting pregnant and she, her husband, and I standing around the pregnancy tests she’d taken going “…well damn.”

Thus, 2017 went something like this:

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