Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Writers Block

I am working on a post for Deep South Moms. I keep running into a problem, one that I run into here. While I am busy working on other things, thoughts swirl around in my head. I come up with ideas of things to write about, get it organized, sometimes a whole post will be up there just waiting to pour onto the computer screen. Yet, when I get time to sit down nothing flows. No words fly out onto the keyboard because I just can't access the part of my brain where the ideas are stored.

Yesterday, I scrapped the idea I had been working on. It was a great idea, but I never could get it flowing. Something else came to me so I pursued it. I wanted to strike while the iron was hot & attempted to do some writing while the kids were around.

What a mistake! Even though they had been really good all afternoon the proceeded to turn into screaming, running, jumping, loud, chaotic creatures. Otherwise known as... boys!

So, today my mission is to finish the Deep South Moms post. It won't be the best in the world, but it will be something. I need to figure a way out of my writing rut. I feel like I'm almost there.


Shanna said...

I TOTALLY get it. The ideas sound great in my head, but I forget half of what I want to say, or it comes out sounding self righteous or bragging or whiny, which is not how it sounds in my head at all. Just keep going- something will come!

Sue @ Laundry for Six said...

I totally get it too! I just wrote something lame because I felt like it would help me get over my writer's block. We'll see if it works!

The Okie Frau said...

Oh, I get this too. I've been thinking about my most recent post for weeks and just couldn't spit it out. It still doesn't flow right either. Usually once I have something written I can go back and tweak it to my satisfaction.

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