Ever had Writer’s Block?
The dread of all dreads for wordsmiths and the rest of us who want a written record of our brain/heart musings.
Somehow today I made my way across the Internet to Rookiemag.com and an article called Getting Unstuck.
Lots of good stuff here, so these folks know a thing or two about defeating WB.
I think Etgar Keret, whose name I love, nailed it.
He thinks people who suffer from WB are whiners. He said it more artistically, but then he has a professional reputation to protect.
Writing isn’t a habit. It’s a unique form of expression. And nobody owes you that special experience on a daily or a weekly basis. But if you make an effort, even when it’s gone, to keep living your life and experiencing new things, it will eventually return. And when it does, enjoy it as much as you can, before it goes away again.
To all of you here at WordPress.com who delight and instruct, inspire and uplift me, thank you.
I have yet to hear any whining, but I find your enthusiastic living and the new experiences you encounter folded into the good stuff you write.
Have a great weekend friends!