What to Say?

Well, here it is, time to write this blog again, and I have no idea what to say. The words have escaped me.

How do you write when you don’t know what to say? Isn’t that what every writer faces from time to time? It makes you wonder where your creativity has gone. At least, it does me.

The good news is that it’s there, somewhere. It is hiding in some dark corner of some darkened room deep within your mind. You might have to follow a maze to get there. Like any good maze, you feel lost and disoriented. How do you find your way out?

You don’t find your way out, You find your way in. The room is in the center of the maze, just waiting for you. Unlike Harry Potter, there are no deadly obstacles in your way. Nothing is going to reach out and grab you. All you have to do is continue on until you reach the center of the maze.

What’s that you ask? What if you find that dark corner within the dark room, only to find out it holds another maze? Go with it. Sooner or later, you will find that inspiration at the end of the maze. All you have to do is refuse to give up.

Yeah. Yeah. It’s not that easy. There are distractions. False turns. Dead ends. The need to sleep. The need to eat. The need to go to the bathroom.

That’s okay. No one is saying not to take care of yourself. Do whatever is necessary to maintain your well-being. Just don’t give up on that story. It’s waiting for you.

So, how did I write this much when I didn’t know what to say? I went with it. I took it where it lead me. This time, it worked. Next time, it might not.

Anyway, it is time for me to log off here and get back to my novel. It isn’t going to edit itself.


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One response to “What to Say?

  1. Nice post. It was EXACTLY what I was asking myself.

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