Don’t you hate it when you are on a roll with your writing and all of a sudden you get hit with a little writer’s block? Bam! Just like that, it hops in to kill your thunder and now you are sitting there scratching your head wondering what in the heck just happened. You sit there struggling trying to get your creative juices going, but it is of no use. If you are anything like me, you sit there for a moment staring at your computer screen trying to figure out what just happened and how you can get back on track. After all, you have deadlines to meet, goals you want to reach and readers you want to entertain. Amongst all the panic and the dread, it suddenly hits you, like a barrel of bricks. You get the bright idea to just step away and take a break. Disappointed and a little frustrated, you begin to slowly focus your mind on something else. Soon enough, before you know it, you ready to start back writing again. Whew! You tell yourself, that was a close one!
The truth is, all writers deal with writer’s block from time to time regardless of who they are. It happens. No writer is immune to it. Instead of getting frustrated when I am hit with writer’s block, I have learned to step away, take a break and focus my mind on something else. Writer’s block sucks, on that much we can all agree, but the good thing is that it doesn’t last forever.