I am with fire between my teeth and still nothing but my blank page.
~ Monique Wittig
In August, I’m participating in BlogHer’s Blogging Challenge. The theme this month is: Hot.
ay 26 of the 31 Blogher Challenge. Victory is so close I can taste it on the tip of my pen.
And I have such a bad case of writers’ block you could build a monument to writers’ block with it.
Since I wasn’t going to have access to a computer over the weekend, I pushed myself and scheduled my Saturday and Sunday posts on Friday. Which meant that when the weekend rolled around, I wasn’t forced to write like I am during the week. And as any writer knows, writing every day is the key that unlock writers’ block.
Also, I’m heading home today after a few days stay in the city. The stress of that would give even Flannery O’Conner pause.
Sunday gave me an opportunity to write to my pen friend Carol Ann, always a joy and a treat. But letter writing, while it loosens the writerly muscles, doesn’t quite do it for me in terms of kick-starting the ink. There really is nothing like morning pages to get the ink lava hot and flowing down the mountain of blank paper. The very act of writing publish-worthy essays every day makes writing those essays much easier. And dare I say, more readable.
It’s too late today, but this post will hopefully be the spark that ignites an even better one tomorrow, and so on throughout the week. Lesson learned; now let’s write.
Oremus pro invicem,
Taking a break can be good, or very, very bad. For me, I lose the momentum. Almost as if come Monday, I have to remind myself of my skills and talents. Does that happen to you?