Phil Athans: When Writing Gets Difficult

One of the things I love about Phil’s blog is that he isn’t afraid to tackle difficult (or even unpopular) topics.  And he never pulls punches.  You never get writer’s block?  LIAR!  But sometimes, he gives writers the permission to cut themselves some slack.  This is one of those times.  I know this spoke volumes to me today.  It isn’t always that the muse can’t be found, but there are days when no matter how much you want to write, outside forces prevent it.  Know what?  It’s okay.  Feeling blocked creatively or feeling blocked by life?  There is a lot to be gained by just walking away sometimes.