Every now and then there is a period in a writer’s life when real life takes over and cannot be ignored. What do you do? You deal with it, and then some, and maybe some more. Because let’s face it, real life does have a tendency to be real important at times.
That is a way to deal with disturbances in ‘the force’, but I don’t think it is the way to get you writing again. You might think it is. Shoot, you might even think the bottle gives you the best ideas. Hey, I don’t know you, so it might even work for you, but more often than not it just doesn’t. I’m pretty sure it just makes you a bit less focussed, but if you like to be out of reality, go ahead and drown the real world out and live the fantasy.
However, wouldn’t it be better to just work around those difficulties–whatever life throws at you that keeps you from sitting down and writing are usually things of the troublesome kind. Take fifteen minutes, or even less to jot down some words. So what if it is only an idea, or a sentence? Write down anything to take the mind of life and back on writing. A shopping list might even do the trick.
No, I’m not! Really, I mean, it is made up, and it has words … What more do you need. Plus, there’s always a moment to find some peace and quiet, it only needs you to get out off your head and into action, and write. Anything, anywhere, anythime.
Because, really? This isn’t the way to go about it.
However you look at it (I don’t want to cll it a problem), never say what he does.
Because all it takes is for you to take a pen and a scrap of paper and write. Anything, the first word that comes to mind, then a sentence, two, three, a whole paragraph, and before you know it you’ve written a whole bunch of words. They might not be your masterpiece, but they’re words and they can be polished. Because writing isn’t hard, coming up with a great story might be hard, but writing isn’t.
That story will come again, don’t worry, just write about what is around you. It isn’t for no reason they say, “Write what you know.”
Hey! Don’t just sit there.
Because if you ask yourself what she does, you’ll have enough to write about.
So, tell me, what do you do to keep writing?