Writer's Block...

Icarus's picture

is a mother-fucking bitch.

seriously, oasis peeps, if you really really want to keep contact with me and see how things are going (and honestly, i would love to hear from you guys) add me on Facebook here. Shoot me a message or something letting me know who you are, 'cause otherwise i'll just ignore it.

because honestly, i'm not planning on posting anymore journals on here anytime soon. i'll pop in with a comment if i really feel i need to, but will not be logging in otherwise.

kthnxbye.

<3

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carmen143's picture

Hey!!!

Good to hear from you. :)

<3 FLAME ON! <3

jeff's picture

Eh...

I never believed in writer's block. I started my writing career as a newspaper reporter, so it was never an available option. And that has carried into any other writing.

Now, there is procrastination and avoidance, and all these other things, and times when you'd rather be anywhere than in front of the keyboard, and if you give into that, writing may not occur. But that doesn't mean the writing wasn't able to come.

When I was working on one of the first drafts of my novel, my rule was something like 1500 or 2000 words a day, I forget which. The latter, knowing me. And I refused to allow myself to do anything until it happened, no e-mail, no TV, nothing. And, one day, I fought it every step of the way, but nine hours later, I hit my 2,000 words and hit save. And some of that stuff remains in the final draft, because it wasn't the easy stuff, the found art. It was created, smelted, reluctant, and messy... and just the kind of stuff I wanted on the page.

Why would I cheapen that by calling it writer's block?

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"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

elph's picture

Good advice...

...'nuff said.