Saturday, March 16, 2013

Writer's Block

I suppose it really is inaccurate for a writer to say that he or she is 'blocked'.  As a writer, one can always come up with something to write.  However, one may not always be able to come up with something to write on the topic about which he or she desires to write.  Currently, that is me.

My brain is fully charged and engines are revving.  But when I put fingers to keyboard, very little of creative value comes out.  Over the past six weeks, I have probably only written about 10K words of creative fiction.  Don't get me wrong, those 10K words were very good--in fact, I posted some of it in the Blue Room.  However, there was a time that I was writing 10K words in five days!  Where has my motivation gone?

I'll tell you where.  Life.  Life has kept me incredibly busy.  A full time job that is generally more than 40 hours a week, four children (three small ones), and my hour and a half, twice weekly workout.  Just think, I should be working out at least three times a week, but... 'ain't nobody got time for that!"

I have a lot of distractions in my life, which keep me from streamlining my thoughts and focusing on the creative process.  Do they cause me stress?  Abso-freaking-lutely.  And it ain't the good kind of stress.

So what am I going to do about it?  I don't know yet.  I have several options:

1) Get out of the stressful environment
2) Meditate to clear my head
3) Pray to God Almightly to make me invulnerable to stress
4) Exercise even more
5) Ignore the stress and push on
6) Succumb to the stress and become a quivering mass of insanity.  Like this guy:

Maybe, I'll skip Option 6 and just try the others.

Wish me luck!

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