Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Writing Through Writer's Block

It's been a tough few weeks for writing Chez Hutchinson. For whatever reason, I start writing, and then stop, my mind drifting through ideas that seemed interesting five minutes ago and now are totally irrelevant.

In the past, when writer's block has struck, I've tried to step away from the laptop and focus on something else, like my garden, cat training, or going for a walk to try and "reset" my thought process. But lately it hasn't worked.

So today I'm trying something that I normally wouldn't do: I'm letting you know that I'm a human being and I suffer occasionally (like everyone) from writer's block. I see this blog as a manifestation of my professional persona, so it seems like a big risk to me to say, sometimes I don't have all the answers.

Today I'm writing for the sake of writing, to do it to prove to myself that I can.

Do you have any good tips for getting through writer's block?