The longer lockdown dragged on, the harder it became to write. Then I had a birthday and started a new blog. A blog all about food and my largely unhealthy relationship with it.
After just a few days of couples counselling, food and I are still not talking. However, I have learned that food has a lot of problems of her own. Mostly, of the supply and distribution shortage variety.
As a result of this discovery, I found myself writing the best opinion piece that I have written in a while. It is not perfect but it seems to me (the proud new father of an article) some of my best work this year.
Maybe the secret of becoming unblocked as a writer is to simply address those lingering issues. That or getting good and cross with an incompetent government. Either might be true.