Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Blockages

The desire to write is gnawing at me. It's always been just this spontaneous thing that I do for no other reason than to get it -whatever "it" is at the moment - out of my system. It's not only fun to play around with words, but it feels good to do it. It's kinda like motorcycling or running - there's this joy in execution that's different every time.
But how do I up my game? How does one move beyond the spontaneous? I guess that is what makes one a "writer". That superhuman ability to deliver spontaneity - on demand. Doesn't that sound like fun? OH THE PRESSURE!!!! (shaking head) Noooo... I am not a writer. I just like to write. The problems start when I succomb to the emotional wants before I have the intellectual fodder cooked up and ready to serve. What happens? I sit down to my laptop ready to get lost in words - and words become lost on me. They fly from my mind like leaves in a hurricane. The screen stays blank, there are no satisfying key tapping noises, nothing happens. Another opportunity to experience that joy in execution eludes me - and you remain unentertained. Again.
So what do you do, mysterious unknown reader? How do you bust through whatever blocks that keep you from doing the things that you really want to do?
Of course, this is all rhetorical. But if I don't write it, it won't stick in my head. This is a keeper to maintain an awareness of and ponder during those moments of multi-wandering.. You know, when you're already multi-tasking and your mind still wanders off to chew on something completely different for awhile. Multi-wandering. This would NOT be in Dictionary.com.
But it should be.

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