THREE WAYS TO DEAL WITH THE FEELING OF LOSS AFTER FINISHING A HIGHLY INSPIRED CREATIVE PROJECT

Truly inspired creative projects have a strange kind of “magic” to them. You might not realise that you’re making something that you’ll always remember fondly when you’re actually making it. But, after you’ve finished one of these amazing, inspired creative projects, then you can sometimes feel a sense of loss. A sense of forlorn nostalgia for the time when you were still making it.

It’s a sense that there was a beautiful moment, but now it has passed into the mists of time. There’s a sense that if you made the same project again, you wouldn’t quite be able to recapture the same sense of fascination, joy and effortless inspiration that you felt when you made it for the first time.

So, how do you deal with this feeling of loss? Here are a few tips:

(Excerpt from Theryan Lantz’s article in A Writer’s Path)

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