Monday, May 28, 2012
Aargh! Writer's Block, Again!!!
I admit it, I have writer's block, but not just any ordinary writer's block, but massive writer's block. I don't know how this happened, I was writing at a decent pace every day in the beginning, but then all of a sudden, when I went to sit down to write, all I could do was stare at my laptop screen and the words written on it. I would re-read the paragraph where I stopped to try and kick start my writing again and my mind would wander off to a land far, far away.
I'm not a quitter, but I am a perfectionist when it comes to any written work that I do. When I was in college, I loved doing research papers, but my teachers always complained because they would ask for a 8 - 10 page report on some subject and I would turn in a 25 page report because I would get carried away with all of the information. Funny, I never had writer's block when it came to my research papers, why am I having it now? Probably because what I'm writing is my life story and it's not all rainbows and butterflies. There are a lot of painful memories being put into this book and it seems as if I'm re-living each painful moment as I write about it.
The best thing for me when I write, is to have my music playing in my ears. I pop in my earbuds to my iPhone and play away. I have great music on my iPhone that always changes my frame of mind and helps redirect my thinking.
So on with my writing... writer's block, go away!!
Until next time...