“Writer’s Block” Doesn’t Even Come Close to This One!

“Writer’s Block” Doesn’t Even Come Close to This One!

Morning Musings from the Pipeline with Jan Fix.

This quickie blog is not so much informative as it is hopefully relatable.

For some reason, I feared writing this morning. Like I was scared to put my thoughts on paper. And so there I was on the back porch getting ready for some serious prose that I could just feel boiling within me, and pop. I put the pen and notebook away. I think I have a condition.

Anyone else have a similar experience that could enlighten me?

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  • tess eagles Reply

    I often find myself thinking “I should write a novel or memoir of life in a small gulf town, a home full of secrets that are still secrets.” But when I even think of starting it a huge black curtain goes up and thats what a “BLOCK” looks like. I cant even think of how to begin or where so often Ill just write poetry. Sometimes same thing happens because i worry what people would take from it and the fact is it doesnt matter because no one is going to see it. Even worse is artist block which at times has lasted for months or even over a year. My best work is after breaking through that.

    June 21, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    • Janet Fix Reply

      Love this comment. It’s helpful to me. I mean, I know others have writer’s block too, but this time, I literally knew what I was going to say and how I was going to say it, and I had some sort of panic attack about it. I couldn’t do it. Maybe it’s happened before, and I just don’t recognize the moment of fear, because it’s true… once you place it on paper, you truly rise above and become an author… whether published or not. Because unless you just trash it, someone will read it some day.

      June 21, 2012 at 4:43 pm
  • Blue Scorpion Reply

    Everyone has a condition, maybe you could take a trip to the farm, gather up a chair and go sit by the creek for inspiration ?

    June 21, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    • Janet Fix Reply

      Those types of settings are inspirational to most, but I tend to get caught up in doing other things once I get there. Maybe I should start videography 🙂 Nonetheless, one day, I will set up my artist’s cottage out there, and have some focus, which I definitely look forward to. Still, it doesn’t allay the occasions of fear, that OMG am I really going to put this in writing? !! I wasn’t very brave this morning, I guess.

      June 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm

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