Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Writer's Block

What does one do when wanting an excuse for not writing today? One goes to Calvin for advice.

 
I've been having a bit of a dry spell with my writing, what with being busy, sick, and just not feeling like it. But I've started plotting a new novel, and am excited to get back into it. Hopefully won't be needing Calvin's invention for much longer. So that is my advice to you and myself, short and sweet--take the writer's block off your desk and get to it, even if it is only a few hundred words a week!


This post is part of the Insecure Writer's Support Group hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh. We post the first Wednesday of every month. Check the link for some of the other blogs participating in this event! 

22 comments:

  1. I've had those weeks where I only squeeze out a few hundred words, but at least it's still moving forward. Books still get written a word at a time. :)

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  2. awesome! Every word for a novel is a WIN

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  3. I try to write every day, even if it's only a single sentence. Some days work out better than others. But still, I think I'd like to get one of Calvin's writer's blocks.

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  4. Great advice. Sometimes all it takes to move that block is to force your fingers to stay on the keyboard.

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    1. It's true. Sometimes I hate how easily distracted I am!

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  5. Very cute cartoon! I hope you're feeling better, and will be able to get back into the swing of it soon! Good luck with your new novel! Julie

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    1. Thank you! It is nice to have encouragement from other writers.

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  6. The cartoon is great. Is that still written? I've been traveling and don't see it in the local papers.

    When I find myself in a block, I take to Craigslist, pick a random city, and write a rant. Invariably, I wind up reading a few posts as well, thus coupled together I become more apt to 'take the block off my desk' and start writing.

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    1. I don't think it is written anymore, which is a shame as it is probably my favourite comic strip.

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  7. Is there anything Clavin and Hobbes isn't good for?

    I hope you don't have any trouble moving that block.

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    1. You gotta love 'em :) Thanks, Jeremy!

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  8. Such a cute cartoon! Good luck with getting the writer's block off your desk :-)

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! Having the support of a community of writers certainly helps.

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  9. I love Calvin and Hobbes!!! Great post, even if it is short and sweet. :)

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    1. Thank you! I really appreciate short posts in other blogs, especially for blog hops when you are visiting many, so I try to keep 'em short and sweet.

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  10. Good advice. Calvin is spot on, as usual.

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  11. The cartoon is so cute! I really like your blog.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Gina! I'm not sure where the world would be without Calvin and Hobbes.

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  12. A step is a step...no matter how long the stride! :)

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  13. Hi Allison. Thanks for the comment and I'm a new follower. I barely wrote anything for about four months, just feeling blah and out of it. But in the past month and a half I kicked myself into high gear and got my routine back--five days a week. I find the best initial motivator is to tell as many people as possible what I'm working on so they keep asking me about it and hassling me when I say I've haven't been working on it for whatever reason. Then the routine comes back. And then the creativity suddenly returns. And then I begin to feel like a writer again. Or so I tell myself. :)

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    1. That's great advice! Thanks for following.

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