While putting my hair up into a pony tail this morning, my sleep-deprived face staring back at me, I noticed something. My arms, slightly larger than usual, flapped like a turkey's neck.
Watching the skin ripple and wave, I had a thought:
"Make the Ignitors good guys, not bad."
Crazy Chicago mania say what? You heard right. Inspiration is everywhere if you're eyes and ears are open. Kick writer's block's arse simply by appreciating the small things, i.e, a flabby arm, a coffee stain on your favorite pair of jeans, a new rip in your favorite pair of jeans, (maybe I need a new pair of jeans?), your daughter's laughter, anything...
Okay, so maybe your next bestseller won't stem from pinching your love handles or pumping your fists at Chloe on 24, but then again, maybe it will. You write until you find inspiration, or you wait until it finds you. Make the most of your time, thoughts and brain power. Obviously, I'm not. Chicago really fried my brain. Oy.
Three tips for kicking writer's block stat:
-Go do something else. Get your mind off. Whoa, that came out wrong, yet I'm too tired to delete.
-Take an idea and brainstorm. Write the idea in the center of a piece of paper and extend branches of different ways the story could go. Challenge yourself beyond the usual limit. Then fold up the paper into an airplane and fly it into your husband (or whoever's) head. Then, laugh.
-Push through. Sounds like crap, right? Well, sometimes the only way to get past it, is to go through it first. When your mind is clear, go back and fix whatever needs fixed. No biggie.
Tell me, friends, what do you do to get your arms in shape? Oh, wait, I mean, what do you do to cure writer's block?
Ahh. Candyland Out.