No, it’s not writer’s block! I refuse to have writer’s block! No, No, No!
It’s just the words won’t come…. It’s just a bump in the road…It’s….
I stare at the empty page. Or maybe the page has lots of words, but I can’t see them…
Yeah! Maybe that’s it. They are invisible. So…
I’ve been reading and reading and reading…UGH!
Even writing reviews, of what I’ve read, are hard to find the words to say what I feel.
And it’s not like the stories aren’t there. I talk to my characters. I ask them, “Where do you want to go from here? What do you want to say?” And we have these long conversations and yet…The words just aren’t getting from my
Brilliant Scatterbrained mind to the paper.
We do a word prompt at my local writer’s group. This past meeting the prompt was, “What are you looking for?” And I had no problem with that one. The homework one on the other hand…“Two hours went by and he/she wasn’t there.” And I’m drawing a blank. No creative spark. No…
I like the people in my writer’s group. They are coming up on their 4 year anniversary. (I just recently joined and have been to 4 meetings) But most of them write non-fiction and I’m a fiction writer. It was brought up at the last meeting are you happy with the group the way it is, or would you like to see some changes? Critiquing was pretty much out-voted. The basic theme of the group, which is called, Writers helping writers, is we do a word prompt, then we do another exercise, and then we read our stories from the last meeting’s homework prompt. There are pats on the back. Good job comments and that’s about it. I want more! I want to be challenged. I want someone to say, “You should have said this, or maybe you could write it this way. I want to move forward. I want to challenge others! I want to be the best I can be and I want to help you be the best you can be.
That said…I’m stuck…I have been writing a blog post about, Chris’ Journey the first book, and even that I’m stuck on. LOL
So I have been reading. Reading help books. Reading other blogs. Reading the books that were shared in my blog series, “Judging a Book by its Cover” and writing short reviews.
Here are two blog posts I read this morning. The first one is about famous writer’s tips on overcoming writer’s block.
And the second one is about self-doubt, struggles, and The Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
And here are two of the help books, I have been reading. The first one, I have read more than once. It is “250 Things you should know about Writing” written by Chuck Wendig. A word of caution. Chuck writes with humor and some of that humor is rated G, and some is PG, and then there is R, and maybe even some X-rated thoughts. 🙂 So if you have virgin ears, er…virgin eyes, then this book is not for you, but he does give some great tips!
“The Little Red Writing Book” by Brandon Royal
Well I am off! I have a beta read to finish this morning and another short story to finish and write the review on Amazon, and then maybe…I can get unstuck 🙂
Happy Monday everyone and enjoy your week!
I just finished reading this blog post and wanted to share the link. It’s titled “In The Corner– Writing exercise” Check it out!