Writing can be tough some days. I feel it, too. Now that we’ve been writing steadily for a month you have probably hit the “I don’t know what to write” wall.
It is just that.
Only a wall.
There has yet to be a wall built that has not been scaled, climbed, or undermined in some way. (Seriously, check out every great wall in history. Not a one has ever worked. Cool fact and great lesson.)
So, there’s this wall in front of you. How do you get over, through, or around it? KEEP WRITING.
Even if the writing is nonsense?
Because pretty soon your ideas will loosen up like heated honey and you will get something sweet and fulfilling. It may not be the greatest piece you’ve ever composed, but we’re talking writer’s notebook here, not final draft assignment.
Try this when you get totally stuck.
List what you see and what you hear.
List what you are thinking about, and what you are worried about.
Watch that list grow, and just like the brainstorming we have done in class, some of those listed items will stretch. That’s where you find your writing topic.
At the very least you’ll create a page of ideas to work with and come back to, and, hey, isn’t that what this is all about?
Happy writing. Now go scale some walls.