Writer’s Block is a pain in the ass.
If you follow me on this blog, or on the other blog I contribute to–Today’s Author–you’ve doubtless noticed that I’ve been quiet lately.
This is not because I have no time to write. It’s because every time I sit down to write, I spend all my time trying to wring even the smallest bit of creative thought from my atrophied pool of creative energy.
For the last couple of months I’ve been free writing by hand each morning, in an attempt to get the gears grinding. But as often as not, I have resort to finding a writing prompt just to give me direction. And it feel like busy work. Sure I’m filling the pages, but it’s workaday drivel, and isn’t furthering any writing goal.
In my house I’m not the only writer. My new wife enjoys writing, too, and last year she self-published her first YA Novel. Lately, she’s stuck, too–not quite as stuck-neck-deep-in-the-mud as I’ve been, but she spends plenty of time spinning her wheels.
Last night she and I decided to try something new. We’ve challenged each other to publish something new to our own blogs at least once each week. It can be a thought, a rant, a product review, a book review, or–fingers crossed–something truly creative.
Why on our blogs, and not in our own notebooks? We’re trying to keep it public so we can
nag encourage each other when the other one is falling a little short.
So, here is the first of what I hope to be a renewed creative presence on the Interwebs.