Saturday, January 19, 2013

What Is Writer's Block? #3

I had a terrible time writing Tuesday's post, "Book Review: Kisses of an Enemy."  Yes, that one: the quick and easy one that almost didn't take any writing at all. Type a little intro, paste the review, a couple of links, a picture and it's done. But I spent the bulk of Monday morning struggling to write the introduction.

No, I wasn't trying to make it perfect. I wasn't afraid of failure. And I knew what I wanted to say; I just had no idea how to say it.

Obviously, the post ended up being written. And, yes, I wrote it myself; I didn't get a ghostwriter. So how did I cure the block?

I took a nap.

Turns out I was too tired to be productive and too tired to realize it until I'd wasted half the day. Or maybe I was just too stubborn to admit it.

I know that for a lot of people writer's block is caused by an irrational fear of failure. This Monday, mine was caused by an irrational fear of laziness.

I have a lot to do today, so maybe I'll go lie down for a bit.

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