Writer’s block. Even reading the words gives you chills.
It’s the bane of every writer’s existence. It keeps us up at night, tossing, turning and agonizing over those few more words we need to put on the page before our book, blog, or report is finished.
But I’m here to tell you something, folks: writer’s block isn’t actually a thing.
That’s right. Writer’s block doesn’t exist. It’s a made-up concept that people tell themselves to get out of writing.
It’s nothing more than an excuse.
I love trashy television.
I love those Investigation Discovery shows about wives who murder their husbands and the TLC shows about how sex sent someone to the emergency room. Don’t get me started on HGTV and all of their shows about flipping houses.
However, I’m still a television connoisseur. I watch all the hottest new dramas and critique their scripts, directing, and levels of production. It’s what I want to do for a living, so I make it my job to learn from the best.
That doesn’t mean I can’t love the worst.Continue reading
If you’re anything like me, then you’re constantly running around with a long list of things to do.
Right smack dab in the middle of that list is:
“Write that thing you’ve been meaning to write.”
We all know the feeling. That hesitation when you tell someone you’re a writer.
That moment of awkward silence before the high pitched “oh!” and some variation of “that’s nice.” Most people automatically assume that by calling yourself a writer, you’re saying that you sit at home every day writing the next great masterpiece in literature. Or the newest round of Twilight fan fiction.
But that’s simply not true.Continue reading