Writer’s Block Sucks

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I am stuck. And writer’s block sucks…big time and it is making me sad. Argh…what is worse is that there are days where I can write a full week’s worth of posts with out the need to ever blink.

But today…well, I am stuck as a duck in a truck (?).

 

Writer’s Block: stuck as a duck in a truck

Of course I Googled writer’s block to try to find something that would make my brain click. I thought it was going to be helpful but I am still scratching my head.

I did find a few ideas:

  • Take a walk outside: hmm….sorry, can’t. See, my boys are naping so I don’t think leaving them at home is such a good idea.
  • Pretend to talk to a monkey: I have two monkeys, one will actually sit on your head if you let him and his name is Mister J. (well, sort of). Therefore, talking to a monkey is not that unusual at my house.
  • Write five words and make sentences with them, and blah blah blah: all I can think is: socks, ketchup, writer’s block, nap, coffee. I doubt I can do much with that….
    • I did not take a nap because my writer’s block was caused by a hot cup of coffee with a sock full of ketchup.
  • Write non-stop for 10 minutes:  I doubt anyone would like to read a post about socks and ketchup  (these have always been the first two words that come to mind every time I am asked to think of a random word).
  • Write a poem about ___________: I don’t do poetry; no can’t do.Pass….NEXT!
  • Get ideas from other blogs: and by ideas…I mean ideas not simple copy-paste. And this is something I have done but today I just couldn’t find anything that made my fingers tap my keyboard with giddiness. Plus while perusing other blogs you can find new blogs worth reading!! 🙂
  • And my favorite…simply don’t write anything for a day or two…except I do want to write something like. now.

 

So instead I decided to write about why I am not following all the tips to overcome writer’s block. Sometimes you just can’t go out for a walk, not write, come with something fresh, and all you can think of is socks and ketchup.

Writer’s block sucks!

Writer's Block

What do you do when you are overcome with writer’s block?

 

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24 Comments
  • Monica Platz
    May 21, 2013

    I always try to read something someone else has written or read the newspaper — it often inspires me!

  • cindy b
    May 21, 2013

    Wow love these tips! Writers block is the worst and I often experience it! I’m book marking this for the future! Thanks for the fab post! xo xo

  • Melanie
    May 21, 2013

    When I have “craft block” I browse Pottern Barn catalogs lol

  • Amber Edwards
    May 21, 2013

    Pretend to talk to a monkey! Ha! That is awesome!

    I usually take my camera on a walk with me, and just start taking pictures. It can usually trigger something to write about.

  • Sarah De Diego (Journeys of The Zoo)
    May 21, 2013

    Sorry to hear it. For writers block, you sure did write a lot 😉

    I had a bout in March and I found blogging about it helped a lot. “Pretend to talk to a monkey”!? Let me know if that one works.

    Feel free to write about the fact that my kids are currently running around the house, naked with stuffed animals. To be three again…

    P.S. Have you checked your email 😉

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

    • Sofia
      May 21, 2013

      I think if I write about talking to a monkey it will be a post full of oooh-ah-ah’s It would be a tough one to translate 😉

      Email: I just did! 🙂 -Thanks for the reminder!

  • Brittany @ The Domestic Geek
    May 21, 2013

    Great tips! and now I want to watch Foster’s! lol

    • Sofia
      May 21, 2013

      I miss Foster’s!! It was my favorite show…they should definitely have re-runs!

  • Paula -Growing Up Bilingual
    May 21, 2013

    I get out of the house with my laptop and go to my favorite park where there is no Wifi and sit at a pick nick table in the shade overlooking the water. I sit there watching the water and the birds for 10-15 minutes and then I start writing. I really feel I need to get away from all the distractions at home (like that pile of laundry or the unpacked luggage from our weekend trip lol!) and on the internet and then the ideas start flowing. good luck! 🙂

  • Sarah Bailey
    May 21, 2013

    Got to be for me just getting away from it- doesn’t matter how out the house or inside doing some craft or even dare I say it cleaning but ti really helps to just not think about it for me x

  • Lexie Lane
    May 21, 2013

    Oh the good ole writer’s bloc! I’ll go to the park or something and make sure I have either my phone or a piece of paper in case I get an idea about something … anything …
    I think we all go through them at one point.

  • Corinne
    May 21, 2013

    I keep a running list just about everywhere I work (on my phone, on my computer, in my car, and in my purse) of topics so that whenever I am stumped I have literally dozens of ideas to choose from.

  • Sarah Lewis
    May 21, 2013

    I usually find something else to do and generally in those other activities, I will be inspired to write about something 🙂

  • Susan
    May 21, 2013

    I will sometimes look to other blogs for inspiration! So many great ideas out there and always the ability to put your own spin on things!

  • Jenn @ Organic-Mama.ca
    May 21, 2013

    haha, yes – writer’s block sucks! I’ve definitely been suffering from it lately, but in all honesty I would rather spend the time snuggling up to our newest addition, anyway! 😉

  • Ashley
    May 21, 2013

    I can so relate to this! I swear I do my best thinking in the shower or the bathroom. Maybe because it’s USUALLY the only place I have a quiet moment? I love your thought about ketchup and socks! So random, but kind of funny.

  • deb
    May 21, 2013

    I hate struggling through writer’s block. I have found the only thing that works is to just walk away for a day.

  • Kelly R
    May 21, 2013

    I hate when that happens. I usually go outside or if I can take a ride, I try not to think about what to write, then maybe something will pop in my head.

  • Heather McD
    May 21, 2013

    I hate writer’s block! I have been having it because I am sick and my head feels like it is full of cotton. The weather has been stormy for days. I don’t really have a solution for myself when I go through writer’s block. I always just hope it goes away soon.

  • jheylo
    May 21, 2013

    Ugh! i can totally relate to this. Just this morning i have to write or do my tasks otherwise they’ll expire but it’s hard to put my thoughts into words. brain dead!

  • amber whitehead
    May 21, 2013

    I can so relate and I love the picture of a duck stuck in a truck =)

  • Krystle Kouture (Baking Beauty)
    May 21, 2013

    This sounds really lame but try playing with play dough or doing something mindless with your hands. A high school english teacher started me on this!

  • Danielle @ We Have It All
    May 21, 2013

    Great tips, thanks for sharing! I’ve been in a rut lately!

  • Kristin Wheeler (Mama Luvs Books)
    May 21, 2013

    Sometimes I just use my dreams to help me, since I seem to remember them every morning. Great tips though! Thanks for sharing!