I had originally titled this “Breakin’ the Block”. I have to admit that I actually wrote this while on vacation in Colorado. I was looking through some of my notes and saw it sitting there. Immediately I knew I had to get it in here. The first thing I did was to come in to my archives and make sure I had not posted it already. I was pretty sure I hadn’t. Based on the fact that when I post something I hand write, I will toss it our right away. Since it was still here I must not have written it in to my blog. Anyway here goes:
“Breakin’ the Block” This is a subject that has been discussed on numerous blogs. The best way to break writer’s block, is change your circumstances. this does not have to be done in dramatic fashion. It may be something as simple as stepping away from the typewriter/computer. Getting out of the environment you are in, and into a different one. I had done the dramatic, I left town to get away for a few days. (I was actually gone for two weeks).
What I was getting at is that all of a sudden the thoughts came pouring out of my head. Like water from a fire hose. Of course a lot of them came to me while I was driving. I suppose I could have pulled off onto the shoulder and written them down. I had a feeling this would have drawn more attention than I wanted. Which was none. I was not worried at the time. I felt the way things were going the ideas were going to come back. As a matter of fact a lot of them just stayed with me. I had no real distractions other than the road signs. So it was easy to maintain a thought or two.
The next time you have writer’s block I suggest a little trip. You don’t have to go two states over. Maybe just out to the country for some fresh air. If you already live in the country, go into the city and drink in the sights and sounds. Watch the people and run your ideas off of that.
Whatever you do I wish you luck, happy writing, hopefully we will see you on the newsstands.