A 'Novel' Idea
Hello all! Do you want to know what I think? (Hmmm, kind of an irrelevant question since I plan to share whether or not you express an interest in my thoughts, huh? ;D) Anyway, I am of the humble opinion that someone needs to invent...
I'm serious. Some brilliant mind needs to come up with some sort sort of sticky mixture that someone could slap all over the seat of their desk chair sometimes (that's one too many 'somes' for my taste, but oh well). In this manner, writers could sit down in front of their computers, typewriters, desks, etc., and would be forced to stay in the same spot until they had completed a productive amount of writing time. I would definitely buy it. Preferably in Mega-size.
So how did the ingenious idea for this amazing product come about? Well, I have many ideas for novels and certain events that take place in these novels, but when it actually comes to sitting down and writing... I, uh, need to check my email. Take this moment to do the dirty dishes that are somehow multiplying by themselves in the sink. Get on Facebook. Fold the laundry that's sitting patiently on the couch.
In other words, I come up with excuses. Anything to keep me from sitting down in that desk chair and experiencing...writer's block. Ack! The very thought sends shivers up my spine. That terrible, terrible feeling when the blank page on Microsoft Word blares out at you and your mind feels completely empty. Unfortunately, I seem to experience this quite a bit and am not sure what course of action to take. So my question is:
What do you do to avoid writer's block?
Helpful advice or ideas you can offer would be very much appreciated. Actually, any advice or ideas would be great. Otherwise, I guess I'll begin Googling for the nearest 'writer glue' dealer in my area...
See what a predicament I'm in? ;)
Posted by Erin at 2:35 PM