Writers block definition: (according to Encarta dictionary)
situation when writer cannot write: an inability on the part of a writer to start a new piece of writing or continue an existing one
I had several topics in mind to write about this week, but developed an unexpected case of writer’s block. Many people say writer’s block is really just an excuse not to write, and maybe that’s true—or maybe not.
Today’s block has nothing to do with my mental state as I’m full of ideas, but my kids came home from college yesterday and life has become hectic. Today I had to go grocery shopping to pick up the last minute necessities for our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, returned some books to the library so I wouldn’t get charged a late fee, and spent hours talking to my daughter. I would have preferred writing over shopping, but nothing is more wonderful than spending time with my children.
I’d be happy to hear your views on writer’s block, and may even do a post later on ways to overcome it when the writing stalls for lack of ideas. But right now I’ve got cats walking on my keyboard, stereo music blaring in the room next to me, and the television is so loud that I can’t concentrate. I’m going to go make a pie and some brownies, boil eggs, and get things ready for tomorrow’s celebration of Thanksgiving.
I appreciate each of you who visits my blog. It makes the time and effort to keep this blog going worthwhile.
Here’s a picture of some turkeys walking through my yard. They didn’t stay for the traditional turkey dinner…