Writer’s Block

I enjoy writing.  There is nothing like getting my thoughts down on the screen, or sharing something that you know will help others, or even just making people smile.  I have even had just a little bit of my writing published.  There is nothing more exciting to a writer than seeing your name in print.

Lately though, I am stuck.  I have a few ideas, but I seem to have trouble making myself actually write them down.  I could say that I am busy with my full time job and the girls and running a home, but that would be a load of crap really.

I have a friend that I met in a writing class I took a year ago.  To be honest, right now, she is my writing hero.  Her name is Sarah.  This is her blog.  A lot of us from that writing class meet up once a month to chat – share successes, struggles, etc.  She told us that she has a writing contract with a friend to write 45 minutes a day every week.  What a good idea!  To keep writing, I think you need to do it every day (or almost every day), and her commitment is inspiring.

My passion is fiction.  I had a blog post in my inbox this morning from a writer I enjoy and she lists all her projects.  Besides writing, she works full time and has a family.  Her post must have listed 6 projects she has going on – and those are books!!  I was in awe.

Here’s the thing:  I know what I am doing and not doing.  If you want to do something bad enough, you MAKE time.  Even if you are struggling with an idea to write about, get it out – just get the words out.  That’s what editing is for.

It’s Monday morning at 6:00.  Instead of hitting snooze 5 times this morning, I got up and to write.  Quite honestly, I stared at the screen for awhile and then perused some blogs TRYING to get inspired.  I have such trouble starting things.  So I decided to write about how I can’t figure out what to write about.  And it feels good to dump my brain here.

Meet Laura

Laura is mom that loves to write, read, and have her morning coffee. She is busy with her husband, her two daughters, and her two dogs. You will usually find her out geocaching with the family, reading a book, or playing on her iPhone/iPad.

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