So, there was this period that I couldn’t come up with anything to write about. For 3 years I had the worst case of writer’s block. Anyone who’s been a writer and has been unable to think of a story to tell understands the frustration. It’s like being robbed of your ability to genuinely express yourself. You’re stuck sitting there thinking, “Shit, what do I do now?”
I was there. When I was in the middle of my writer’s block I found a book by Syd Field (for those who do screenwriting, you know Syd Field, if not: http://www.sydfield.com/). He covers some of the more common problems screenwriters meet in “The Screenwriters Problem Solver”, including writer’s block. I read that part, but it still didn’t help.
I was incredibly frustrated because I knew that I wanted to write. I just didn’t know what story to tell or how to even poke the blockage to loosen things up.
And then it happened in one grand deluge. The stories started flowing. It was wonderful. I could finally write again. I didn’t have the same frustration I was facing before.
And thankfully, they’re still flowing. Sometimes they come to me in my dreams. Sometimes when I’m in commute.
Now if only I could figure out how to have them come to me when I can easily write it all out.
At this point I’m at I believe 6 stories at this point plus the one I’ve been working on… and am still working on.
I had the dry spell that made it difficult for me to write. Now I’m actually able to do the one thing that I love doing the most. I can now access things that I wasn’t sure that I was ever going to be able to. In many ways that makes me happy… Now if only people read it.