Secret Palace

No. 4/2, New Lane II, Galle FortGalle80000Sri Lanka
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About Secret Palace

She wants this book to be great, to be something special. But every time she puts her fingers to keys, she feels stuck, as if her best idea is nowhere near good enough.

It’s just not working.

So she waits for the words to come, hoping to get inspired. And I have no doubt that eventually she’ll write something. Eventually. But that may very well be a long wait.

On feeling stuck
Of course, this is natural. Most of us can relate to such feelings of stuckness. Steven Pressfield calls this “Resistance” with a capital R, a personal, vindictive force bent on destroying your creativity. And it must be slain every day. Every. Single. Day.

Anne Lamott calls it “emptiness” and prescribes going for a walk or listening to your favorite band, doing something to take your mind off the pressure of creating so that you can return to the work when you are “full.”

You might call it “writer’s block” or something else. I don’t really care. The point is we all face it, this feeling of not knowing what to write — or worse, feeling as if nothing we write is “good enough.”

So what do we do when this happens? What do I do? And what should you do?

Just write something. Anything at all. Just put words to paper. Place fingers on keys and start moving. Creativity lives off momentum, and it dies from inertia.

Permission to fail
What you create today doesn’t have be great, and it probably won’t be. Because we all know how bad a first drafts can be and often is. But the creative life is more about repetitions than revelations. It’s about going to work every day and trusting the mystery.


No. 4/2, New Lane II, Galle Fort, Galle, 80000, Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 912235837 |

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Electric kettle
  • Internet


  • Wheelchair accessible

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