Ah writer’s block. The bane of any writer and blogger. Alas, I am utterly and completely in the midst of it. And, it sucks. It’s a helpless, hopeless feeling.
Everyone who writes for any reason will eventually come face to face with this demon. If you Google “beating writer’s block” there are hundreds of suggestions out there on how to get those creative juices flowing again. I’ve read dozens tonight. However, if you want to know what doesn’t work, there is no need to Google anything- you’ve come to the right place!
I now present the top 5 ways NOT to beat writer’s block. AKA What I Did All Night Last Night:
#5 Take a long shower. Normally lots of ideas happen in the shower, but not when you take one specifically to get ideas. It’s just like washing your car so it rains- it just doesn’t work that way.
#4 Clean out the DVR. There is no inspiration in last week’s episode of Chopped or Dr. Phil. Trust me.
#3 Call your mother. Of course you SHOULD call your mother, but not it won’t solve your problem at hand. She doesn’t understand what a blog is, so she’s no help and you really didn’t ever want to know that much about your father’s feet.
#2 Stare at the blinking cursor on the empty screen. It’s not interesting in any way and after a while it gets really depressing.
#1 Take it too seriously. It will pass. Might pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass.