A Writer’s Dilemma

How is it that I can walk around the house doing my chores or be out weeding in the garden for hours on end and my mind just brims with story ideas.  Yet, when I actually plop myself in front of my computer to put all those wonderful ideas down, they disappear leaving me with nothing but a blank page staring back at me.

Sometimes I think I am afraid to write-afraid to be successful, so I personally sabotage my creativity.  I know it is something I need to get over and believe me, I am trying.  Working as a television news producer zapped me of my creative writing for a while and it took me a few years to get it back.  When you write for television news, you write to the picture and you must write very succinctly.  This is the medium where less is more.  Don’t get me wrong, I was good at what I did, but it failed to hold my interest.  I revel in writing pieces that reach out and grab the reader by the collar and make them feel something.

That’s what is so great about being a writer.  When inspiration hits, it is the most wonderful feeling in the world.  Every word fits into place to form a nearly perfect piece.  There are good days and there are bad days but when the good day hits, it makes up for all the other days of drought.

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