Writer’s Block. I bet everyone out there has an opinion or a story of a time when they sat at their computer or with pen and bad in hand and nothing came out. Some of the great writers even say that Writer’s Block doesn’t exist, though these are the blessed few who enjoy the warm gaze of the Lord over their shoulder every time they touch a pen. These types no doubt enjoy divine inspiration even while signing a check.
In the past, I definitely felt as though I had experienced Writer’s Block, and the panic that sets in when you want to write but just have nothing to say. I wonder, though, if the pros were on to something. In those instances where I didn’t feel inspired, maybe I just gave up too soon? After all, it’s much easier to sit down in front of the television rather than struggle with expressing myself with the written word.
Ever since I started this blog and got serious about my writing, I am happy to say I haven’t experienced Writer’s Block. I have found that if I think about a problem long enough, I usually come up with the solution. That is what writing is to me: problem solving. How does the story move from point a to point z? In fact, I find that if I present my characters with an interesting problem, that is a great springboard for the story. The key for me is to not be afraid to walk away from the problem for a moment.
So, anyone experiencing Writer’s Block now? Any thoughts or anything to add?