It's happened in the past, but never to this extent---thankfully, it's corrected itself.
What is 'it'? BLOCK, as in 'writer's block.' Does it really exist? Did I really have a four-month case of it?
I don't know what you'd call it...but the words just were not there, as if they had abandoned me, left me out in the cold, staring at me from inside where it was warm and creative. Then they had the audacity to blow a giant raspberry in my direction as well.
It happens, or so I'm told. I think I can attribute it to the 'stress' I was under -- personally, professionally, physically -- losing a job and taking care of a relative long distance can do that.
But, as Kelly Clarkson would sing, 'What doesn't kill ya..yadda, yadda' or in the words of my very succinct parish priest, 'Don't pray for a lighter load, pray for a stronger back.'
Yeah, well, don't we all get tired of 'lifting weights' after awhile?
Whatever 'it' was, thankfully has lifted and THANK GOODNESS I'm able to pen a few words on a nightly basis. And, I've submitted my latest 1NightStand series story to Decadent Publishing. Fingers crossed that you'll be able to read Wise Men Say come the holidays.
|Jim & Brad, thanks for entertaining & inspiring me!|
Damn, it's good to feel 'normal' again.
Hope everyone is well!