Writer’s Block

There it is. A blank piece of paper. A blank screen. Whichever you are using is taunting you. You want to write but all of the words seem to have left your brain. You have writer’s block.

That happens to me almost every time I write. Getting the words on the page is hard. Why does it have to be so hard?

If you’re like me, you do your best writing when you aren’t in front of a computer or don’t have a pen and paper in front of you. Once you are ready to get started, you forget all the great words you wanted to put down. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had something that could translate our thoughts to the computer?

Of course, we would have to be able to decide when we wanted those thoughts to be translated. It could be terrifying if everything we thought went into the computer.

Hmmm. Maybe there is a story in that.

Anyway, back to the point. What was the point? I think the point was that we all suffer from writer’s block from time to time. Someone once told me that to get over writer’s block, you had to write. If you can’t think of anything to write, write that. Just keep writing. Sooner than you think, something will start flowing from your brain. It might not be your best, but you can deal with that in the rewrite.

Usually, this happens to me at the beginning of every NaNo. However, the camps are different. I don’t have to write 50,000 words, so I am not as stressed about it. Also, writing this blog helps get the creative juices going.

And you thought I wrote this for you. Ha!


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