As I randomly surf various writing blogs and websites, I always come across articles about Writer’s Block.
How to Beat Writer’s Block.
Way’s to Cure Writer’s Block.
10 Tips for Sufferer’s of Writer’s Block…etc…
I don’t get it.
No, really… I don’t get it. I’ve never had this so-called “writer’s block” and I’m having a very difficult time understand just what it is, how it happens, and why its such a big deal that everybody and their mother has to write about it. I don’t want to jinx myself and say that I never WILL suffer form a lack of creativity… but I honestly just do not understand the concept.
Not having enough TIME to write… I understand. Not having enough energy to write… I understand. Too many distractions and other obligations… been there/done that/still doing it.
Having nothing to write? That’s inconceivable to me. Trying to explain “Writer’s Block” to me is like trying to explain the concept of dehydration to a fish.
I’ve quite recently come to accept the fact that I will NEVER live long enough to write all the stories that I have stashed away in my notes and/or memory. Maybe you think I’m bragging or being some kind of egotistical asshole…. no. I literally have more ideas than I have time left to live. And yes, that is EXACTLY as depressing as it sounds. If I lived in a cave with all my needs taken care off and nothing to do but write and stay alive… I would still die with a stack of notes on my hard drive. I have no shortage of ideas. Given any specific idea, I have no shortage of ways I could implement it with characters and plotlines. No shortage of ways I could weave it into OTHER ideas that I’ve had before to create something larger. Writer’s Block? Please… I come up with an “epic storyline” every third day. Once a week, during a ‘slump’.
So maybe writer’s block is about the actual words. Have I ever sat down in front of my word processor and the words just weren’t there?
Yeah. Wanna know how I fixed that? Eight hours of sleep, followed by eight hours of work. Works every time. By the time that empty word-processor screen shows up again, I’ve got plenty to say. I may not have the TIME or the ENERGY, but the words are chomping at the bit and ready to go.
So I just don’t get it.