I’ve noticed that when I try to write, my head starts to feel literally blocked. It’s as though the brain activity in the top part of my brain is simply stuck in a stand still. I can’t focus because I think of all of the things I should be doing and I really feel like I don’t want to be doing this. It really saddens me because I used to get a great kick out of it, and now I feel afraid to touch pen to the page (or type on the keyboard). Have I become lazy, scared, or just adrift?
I’ve been trying to focus on the idea that I need to practice to get better and truly read and respond to the advice given in books and magazines about writing.