The coffee is brewed and doctored up just so, and I sit in my comfortable chair. I open the computer and relish the thought of a fresh page. But then…that cursor flashes incessantly, waiting. Taunting me.
I’m a writer, I think to myself. I should be…writing.
But the words…simply won’t come.
Just about any writer would tell you they’ve encountered the same struggle. And one of the most-asked questions is:
“What do you do when you don’t know what to write?” This is the question I have been asking myself lately.
I have been caught up with the busyness of my side gigs and helping others with their writings, being thrilled by going on the journey with them to help get them published, to encourage and motivate.
But when that is all said and done...what about me? Why can't I start that next chapter, that next paragraph, that next sentence, that next WORD!!!
I have these nebulous ideas floating around in my head. Maybe it’s a snippet of an idea for a scene, or just a basic premise, but whatever it is, the idea is there. I just don’t know where to start. Most of the time, when this happens I go back to my written words, reread, get close again to my characters, get into the worlds I have built, drop in and read, eventually the rest of the next steps and connections start floating up and falling in line, and this is with strong hope and desire to ease my struggle and the need to please myself and my readers.
Life sometimes does get in the way with my creativity, with so much outside influences, and the ongoing struggles of just a divided world, its hard to sit down, clear the mind and just go forward. But because I still continue to have the deep passion to put that creativity to work, to write, to tell a story, I know I can push through and get it done. I love to write, I love to tell all of the stories that are deep in my heart, soul and brain..this is just a great way to tell myself I Can Do It!!
Any one else out there have the same Life struggles? Not just in writing , but everyday challenges that you know needs to get done, get pushed through? Tell me your ways of overcoming those "blocks", or walls , or even just the hiccups of busyness..
Would love to hear from you!!