There was a time when I dealt with a lack of inspiration by free writing. It didn’t matter what I was writing about, or how well, or anything… the idea was to just write.
Lately though, if I don’t feel compelled to, I just don’t bother. Why force it? See, I notice in a lot of my earlier writings that when I wrote without inspiration, to try to offer something worth reading, something insightful or clever, it felt contrived. Of course there’s a difference between that and free-writing, but sometimes I don’t even feel like doing that and you know what? It shows.
So when I’ve got nothing to say…
I either say nothing and don’t hide the fact that I’m doing it (e.g. this post), or I keep my mouth shut.
The latter seems more sensible, but saying ‘nothing’ wth a bunch of words can help sometimes too.
Acknowledge that you just can’t think of anything, and sometimes it opens the floodgates.
Funny how that works.