By Rose DeeThe two words that will make a writer tremble! Luckily, I have never experienced writer’s block in a work in progress. Instead I tend to suffer from too much inspiration and no time to put any of my ideas down on paper.
For me, the dreaded ‘block’ comes when trying to come up with new and exciting blog posts. OK, so I’m on a blog now, and yes, I did ponder for many hours what I could write about. Sometimes I will stress for weeks over a blog posting, then sit in front of my computer and stare at a blinking prompt whilst agonizing over the swarm of topics swirling around in my head. I go through the process of systematically discarding each one as ‘lame’ until I finally narrow it down to a winning topic, or at least something I would consider the world might be interested in reading. I find the process exhausting, and it is one of the reasons I am an irregular poster.
My blog block confession is testimony that even the most imaginative person can suffer from a lack of ideas. It is the flip side of creativity, and most of us, at some stage, will suffer the tragedy of burn out, or as my husband likes to call it ‘das is caput’ (i.e. done with, over, broken, the end of, no more). At this stage something even more sinister than a block can creep in – the ‘Thought Bubble’! Surely the only thing worse than writing something boring, is writing something crazy!
With this in mind I sign off on this post. I do hope that wherever you are in your writing process, the dreaded ‘block’ is far from you. Happy writing.
Rose is the author of the 'Resolution' series.
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