Posted on behalf of Ann B Harrison
One of the things I get most asked about is writers block.
If you know me, you’ll know I don’t believe in it. My thinking is this, your mind works 24/7 and even when you think you can’t think of anything, you already are.
Some days I hate what my brain comes up with and I could easily say I have writers block. Not so, things are just not going my way and I accept that now. It was an interview with romance queen Nora Roberts that changed my way of thinking. When asked how she deals with writer’s block, she truly seems to find the concept baffling — she has more ideas for stories in her head than she could ever write in one lifetime.
My favorite quote of hers is “You can fix a bad page but you can’t fix a blank page.” Wise words from someone that writes every single day.
So when I struggle with words not going the way I want them to, I tap them out one at a time and keep going until it gets easier. Some days it doesn’t. When I look back I can either love what I dragged out or I can cut it. Easy. But the point is, I kept at it. I didn’t let it tear me away from my computer crying over losing my muse. She was always there, just waiting for me to fight for what I wanted.
I found this while I was writing this post and thought you might enjoy it.
How do you cope when you think your muse has left you in the lurch?