Writer’s block. Just saying it brings a chill to those who make their living by the words they write. It’s painful, and mostly ignored by those who don’t consider it an actual affliction.
I’m just recovering from more of a writer’s cramp, than a block. The kind that the more you massage it, the more it hurts. Of course it could be that it’s trending into the holidays, and I have much more on my mind. Like can I regift that awful sweater I got last year to someone else and get away with it? Oh, and sales!
To release the hold the writer’s block has on you, here are several suggestions to try.
I write in stages. I look at my idea, type out a few things, then walk away and do something else. In this house it’s usually cleaning. I then go back, and type a little bit more. I do this several times until I have a bunch of ideas to work with. Then I do something I call programming. Right before I go to sleep, I allow all of my ideas to float around in my brain for about 5 minutes. I then open my Kindle and read for 15-20 minutes. When I wake up in the morning and grab my tea, most often I find that I have thoughts to add to the ideas I gave to my brain to work on the night before.
Your brain is a powerful computer. Put it to work and let yourself get some sleep for once!
“Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all” –Charles Bukowski
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