I’m losing my mind … practically pulling out my hair. It’s 1:20 in the morning and I’m still staring at this computer.
Why? My brain won’t work to put together a clear image of the plot of my hopeful new novel. What’s a girl to do?
We’ve all had it. We’ve read about it. Heard about it. We’ve witnessed it in the eyes of other authors and experienced it in their facebook updates.
Writer’s block !
Now, I’m certainly no Karen Kingsbury when it comes to the speed of spitting out a novel beginning to end. Are any of us? That woman can whip one up in as little as seven days … so I’ve read.
I’m not like some others either . “Margaret Mitchell wrote and published Gone with the Wind in 10 years.
began writing The Time Traveler’s Wife
in 1997. She finished in 2001, but it took another two years of searching for an agent and publisher before the finished product was in her hands. From idea to publication: 7 years.” (Wavy Lines Blog Nov 19, 2010).
But what’s a girl to do when the words just won’t surface? When the block can’t be lifted and nothing seems to work to tug on the muse and get the characters in line? What do YOU do when you’re staring at a blank screen to no avail? Any tips? Crazy antidotes?
Hmmm… guess I’ll eat a bowl of sugar smacks and go to bed. Better luck tomorrow.