Do you ever get writer’s block? Of course you do. We all do. At least, I think we all do. Besides, telling myself that makes me feel a little better about my own writer’s block. Misery likes company, after all.
So, what do you do about writer’s block? How do you smash the over-sized behemoth to smithereens?
First, I created a space in my house called “The Internet Dead Zone,” because the truth of the matter is, much of my writer’s block is due to being distracted by the Internet. This new room (a spare bedroom, really) was not truly an “Internet Dead Zone.” But I figured with my creative mind, I could pretend and stay off the Internet while in that room. I was so determined to get beyond my fascination with social networking that I wrote a blog about my new “Dead Zone” called “Flooded With Moonlight.” I announced my plans to banish myself to “the zone” for two hours a day, away from my very important social networking responsibilities, to hopefully do what a writer is REALLY supposed to be doing — write.
That worked for about three days.
So, today, I cleaned out what we affectionately call our “bunk house” and added a small table to use as a desk. At least five days a week, I will traipse up those steps to the quiet sanctuary of my little writer’s cabin, where I can open the windows and smell the pine trees all around me, listen to the symphony of bird songs . . . oh, I digress. There may yet be distractions in my new writer’s cabin, but at least there, it won’t matter if I don’t have the discipline to stay off the Internet, because there IS no Internet way up yonder on that hill!
Perhaps now, I’ll blast my writer’s block to smithereens. I’ll keep you posted.