One of the main causes for not writing, for me, is depression. After years trying to cure a depressio major, it was discovered I have not that kind of illness, and there is no cure apart for self-aid and - at times - a good psychologist (or a confessor, should I add as an agnostic traditionalist…).
Now, for all depressed writers looking for tools to self-aid, there is a dedicated software called optimism, today on discount at MacZot:
I don’t know you, but just the fact it exists, makes me feel better
As John Cleese said in Clockwise:
“It’s not the despair - I can stand the despair. It’s the hope I can’t stand!”
Then you’re in luck. There certainly no hope around here.
One of those Romantic poets. Certainly sounds “B. Ironic” to me.
I’m not sure what I think of this.
On one hand it seems like a very valuable tool e.g. I can see how it can be helpful in identifying and solving certain problems.
On the other, I think no matter how meticulously you tick the boxes, dot the Is and cross the Ts; how much sleep, exercise, nourishment, hydration, emotional and professional support etc etc etc - that very often does not change the fact that some days you just feel shit and you can’t explain it. Don’t get me wrong, all these things are important; and I can see how this software can be good for that; you wouldn’t be able to rely on it and suddenly be happy.
Just remember that this is one of many tools potentially at your disposal in tackling things. A tool, no matter how useful, will always ever just be a tool.