Monday, April 10, 2006

Great Way to Get Writer's Block

Let me start by saying I don't believe in writer's block ok? I actually just don't believe in it. I know that the source for my inspiration is far beyond me ... So any block is a communication block not a writer's block. HOWEVER .... since making the decision to write full time (and do some workshops and other things that keep the bills paid as well!) ... I have been writing less.

I can rationalise this phenomenon of course. ('of course' you say 'sounds like good ol' writer's block to me now!'). I am 'quitting my day job' for many reasons ... one of the positive outcomes is that I get to concentrate more on writing full time. Making more of a living from writing than anything else. That's pressure.

"Pressure is never conducive to creative writing for me."
Then ... having so many things to sort out before I leave work is taking its
toll. As is having had a virus recently. More excuses ... all sounding quite
reasonable.

Thirdly ... I am waiting to feel excited about taking a
period of time out to write full time. To deserve it. Somehow it feels selfish.
Isn't it crazy that when a wish comes true you wonder if you are deserving or
not?

The reality is ... that if I work hard with this opportunity I can
prove to myself I DO deserve it ... roll on excitement I say!

2 comments:

Mr. Fabulous said...

Little known fact: writer's block is caused by aliens beaming radio waves into the brains of select people. They don't target writer's specifically, but when they do hit a writer, writer's block is the result.

They hit ditch diggers and meter maids too, but it's harder to tell.

Pamela J Weatherill said...

Ok Thank YOU MR Fab. Now we all know the cause of writers block! (personally I am off to make an aluminium foil cap to wear on my head now......)