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Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 20.50.41I wanted to link up with the #wonderfulworldofwriting today so once the baby was napping I sat down to write something. But no words came. One cup of tea later – still no words. A bag of wotsits – nope.

Grapes, they’re good for the brain right? Well possibly, but not mine. Not this morning anyway.

After forty-five minutes I decided to focus on something else. #ThePrompt this week is ‘joy’. That’s a good topic; surely I could write about that?

Nope.

Oh I know,  I wrote that lovely poem after my last baby was born didn’t I? The one about how amazing I felt in those first few blissful hours after his birth? I could use that in a blog post about joy. That would work.

Well yes it might if the poem was any good. Turns out it’s not though. Damn.

Oh hang on though… there was that one I wrote about motherhood…

Yes, yes, but look –  it’s also a big heap of steaming turd.

Aaarrgh! How can I have writers block so bad it’s gone retroactive? Not only can I not write, I also now couldn’t in the past! What to dooooo?

Write. That’s what you’re supposed to do. Write through the block. Write a blog post to linkup with the #wonderfulworldofwriting.

BUT THAT’S WHAT I WAS JUST TRYING TO DO!

Oh, just shut up and write. Bet you can get something down if you throw yourself at it and don’t really care if you sound a bit crazy.

See. Told you.
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6 thoughts on “block

  1. Chrissie Metcalf (Kristina)

    Crazy all over the place! Nah, we all get this. I have no idea what I’m going to do for prose or the prompt this week. Nothing has arrived yet. It’s probably because you’re wrapped up in your children’s book, and that’s cool. Focus is important. Hope you find things a bit easier tomorrow x

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    1. Maddy Post author

      Yes, I think it’s about focus and it’s to do with my kids story. I want to research agents and write another one that I’ve got an idea for (and even those two things are conflicting for attention) but then I also want to write something for the prompt and for friday fiction and I feel I should try and keep up with my novel… and that’s just the writing stuff that’s in my head! There’s far more in there jostling for attention too! Argh! Thanks for the support, as ever xx

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  2. Carol Cameleon

    Oh yes, been there many, many times this week (and then some) and the inspiration always strikes 5 minutes before I should be somewhere or worse, when I’m driving and am not in a position to type a few notes in on my phone… The inspiration for this week’s #WonderfulWorldofWriting post came from sitting in traffic on the school run in actual fact!… And by the way, I love crazy ;) Thanks for linking up again Maddy :)

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    1. Maddy Post author

      I had a hunch you loved crazy, Carol! Yes, inspiration does like to strike at inopportune moments doesn’t it? Thanks for commenting and hosting. xx

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  3. Mummy Tries

    I read this last night but the gremlins in my tablet wouldn’t let me comment. I wanted to give you a whoop whoop for beating those demons and getting something down on the screen. You go girl!!! Are you feeling less blocked today? #WWW

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    1. Maddy Post author

      Ha, yes I guess at least I wrote this! Still can’t write anything creative though – so frustrating! Thanks for commenting Renee (hooray, I can use your name!!! although I still can’t figure out how to add an accent. But I will – promise!)xx

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