Friday, October 14, 2005

Speechless

I seem to be suffering from a serious bout of writer’s block, or something of that nature. Over the past two months every time I’ve sat down to write my mind goes blank. Blank mind = no blogging. It is not that I don’t have any thoughts. I’ve been contemplating a few different issues like Christian community, temptation, and art of eating of sushi. I would love to share my thoughts and hear others opinions. But as soon as I sit in front of the computer everything goes to goo. I’ve tried to type nothing seems to fit or sound right, (again it all turns to goo). It is frustrating. I am sure not just for me. You the readers have had to put up with the dull news about my fish and reading habits, which are okay subjects when mixed with other stuff. But a steady diet of just that is not stew –its pathetic.

My question to you: “how does one get over writer’s block?”

5 comments:

jen said...

"I’ve been contemplating a few different issues like Christian community, temptation, and art of eating of sushi."

The art of eating sushi is definitely an issue that is close to my heart. ;)


How to overcome writer's block... I don't know. Maybe just write and post even if it doesn't sound right, sort of like the more you just write the more natural it will become again? Or do point form for a while, that sometimes works. You'll figure something out. :)

Robin said...

Jen's suggestions are good. Sometimes you just have to start writing even if you don't feel like, and the ideas just start flowing. Or maybe you need to write stuff down as soon as you think of it, even if you're not online or near a computer - write when the inspiration hits. Then, just copy it into Blogger later. Just ideas.

Garwik said...

Hrmmmm... I've been plaiged with writer/artist block for a while now. I think I finally found a solution for it though! I've been rather angry and depressed at work and two weeks ago I realized the reason was that I 'cared' too much. I was getting worked up over nothing- little things were setting me off. So I decided one night that I wouldn't let it get to me. It's only my job, not my life, and it doesn't matter that much. Ever since then I've been much happier and have even started work on a game I've been planning for almost two years. I've been able to knock of scripts like there was no tommorow! So, in conclusion: There is probably something bothering you. You need to figure out what it is and deal with it. Then you can stop worrying and get on writing!
And maybe the aliens that abducted me put something in my brain...

matthew said...

i like goo

Anna said...

Yeah, writer's block is rough. But Whiteys' suggestion has merit. Carry a notebook and pen around with you, and whenever something hits you, jot it down. It's okay if you think it sounds stupid, nobody but you will ever see this notebook. Then later, you can look at it with a more discerning eye, and you'll find you have more to write about than you thought you did.