When was the last time you experienced writer’s block? What do you think brought it about — and how did you dig your way out of it?
My writing is quite erratic to say the least. Most of my writing happens in my head when I’m nowhere near the laptop or a piece of paper and a pen. I think many will relate to the writing of volumes in ones head whilst driving or walking.
My worst one though, is when I suddenly wake up in the middle of the night – inspired, not necessarily always with “good” inspiration though, but there is writing which has to be done and it has to be done at that precise moment, else all will be lost.
The trouble with this night time inspiration is the that it is dead quiet, all I hear is the cat purring, but the little doggie is another kettle of fish altogether. If he sees any motion, he will start barking in his high pitched bark and wake every soul in a one kilometre or more radius.
I have had many “writers blocks” but not lately. My problem is time, I just don’t have enough time. As most will agree, work comes first and when there are orders to be done I have to concentrate on that first.
I do sit in front of the laptop when I’m waiting for moulds to set or other such things. My work entails waiting, but not enough waiting time to actually get my teeth deeply enough into some serious, uninterrupted writing.