My work day is done. My dinner consumed. My husband out with friends. The TV turned off and my finger poised on the keyboard at the ready.
I can visualize the click click sound my fingernails will soon make against the keys. Two and a half hours to myself to write. The plan is simple.
1) Write a new blog
2) Type up the beginning of Chapter 6
3) If time allows, edit Chapter 5
Simple. My Brain races all day long with creative juices. Random thoughts and voices – yes voices – whirling through my head like a giant hot tub filled with steaming bubbly water. It’s chaos in there!
I crack my knuckles, I check my Twitter and Email. I’m ready to release the hounds, as Mr. Burns would say. Pure bliss awaits.
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Except that’s not what’s happening. My otherwise chaotic mind has been silenced. Refusing to cooperate.
Okay, just a little stumble. No big deal. It’s so used to being locked up all day long. Probably just a little gun shy. Best to give a little encouragement.
Hi Brain, it’s me. Go ahead and let those creative juices flow now. I’m ready!
Okay no need to panic. Let’s try again.
I have 2.5 hours to write. Do you know how awesome that is? How productive I can be?
My silly Brain ignores me. I’m amazed at its stubbornness. No idea where it gets that from.
Time to take a different approach.
There are so many wonderful, brilliant ideas in there and we make such a great team! Open up, please!
Nothing. It’s holding my thoughts ransom. I can tell.
If you release the ideas I’ll let you watch TV for 30 minutes. Camon…That’s a great deal! That’s like candy for you! Please? PLEASE??!!
I’m like a whimpering child, frustrated and near tears.
Brain, why you gotta be like this? Huh?
My Brain finally makes a sound, a terrible evil noise and thumbs it’s nose at me.
Panic. Sheer, unadulterated panic sets in. OMG. November. NaNoWriMo. Surely my Brain wouldn’t do that to me. Right? RIGHT?
OMGOMGOMG…What will I do when the 1,667 word target looms over my head and my Brain refuses to cooperate? Sound the alarms! This is War people!
And so that’s where I’m at right now. A blog about nothing and a deep seeded fear that in November I will fall ill with a case of Writer’s Block.
**Note: This blog…you know about my Writer’s Block…wasn’t even my idea. Thank you to @Bearnard for suggesting I write a blog about my inability to write a blog. Well done, man. Well done!
Heaven help us all if I can’t even come up with that on my own.