How To Rekindle Your Creative Edge After A Long And Steady Crash

Two fixes to reignite your artistry and passion

Barry Davret
6 min readJan 28, 2023
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The road to peak creativity often mirrors the track of an orgasm. It takes a while to get going, maxes out in a burst of output, and then furiously retreats to where you started.

But there's a difference with peak creativity. You will believe your otherworldly output marks the beginning of neverending and continuous creative gain, so when you lose your mojo, it comes as a surprise, and that's when you start asking yourself how your trajectory reversed itself.

Two years ago, I hit my peak in my writing career, maxing out in production and financial gain. I penned several viral stories and embarked on the final version of my novel.

Then, the decline began.

One year later, I had powered through a few chapters of my novel, and my daily writing production had diminished from 1,500 words per day to a few hundred, and that's being generous.

I still managed to bang out an occasional winner with my blogging, but the satisfaction I got from finishing a piece waned. Each one felt like learning to ride a bike without training wheels for the first time.



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