2:17 am: I’m suffering Writer’s block. How do I know, you ask. These are my hours. I chose them. I own them. It’s the time the creative process gets working. I don’t summon it. It summons me. I simply find myself doing what I love to do. You get the picture, yes? Not tonight though. Not a word from my imaginary friends or the voices in my head. Well why don’t I peacefully go to sleep? You ask. I was going to give you all this crap about respecting my 500 words a day commitment and how I’m all about the writing business so I’m hanging in there but y’all not about that life, are you? So I’m not going to sleep because I’m making rounds on the internet, re-watching Key & Peale and this Trevor guy. So hilarious! Do comedians suffer from comedians’ block?
Oh the trivial thoughts that cross my mind!
But I also go through serious websites you know. Like, 29 ways to say no on the Oxford Dictionaries blog
(I figured Bill & Melinda Gates’ 2016 annual letter might not interest you much). I know, not as serious still but well, next time I say ‘nix’ you know where I’ve been ;). Meanwhile instead of bothering you I could be finishing my book. I’ve chosen to bother you though. I got busted sometime and I’ve been nursing my badly wounded ego since. Wait, I’m rushing the story (Progress, now we have a story :).
Let’s start here: I need you guys (my mum has a strong aversion to this word by the way) to drop in your comments on this when I’m through. Deal? Stop right here if it’s no deal.
*Now that you’re going to share your thoughts…*
So here goes: If you go through my archives and date back to my first(like 5) posts, you’ll notice something. Or should I say, someone. I have no intentions of detailing that but there’s something we call a ‘writer crush’. It’s sort of like a writer whose words have the whole Cupid effect on you. Every. Single. Time.
*Just did a quick run to Google to check the unadulterated meaning of the word ‘crush’ and I ask that you ignore some words in the definition. You know, so I can look you in the eye*
On the subject still: There’s this amazing chat that goes on through Sunday on the stweets. It so happened that on this particular Sunday, Sinawo hosted. You know how she’s all about that honest and let-your-words-tell-it-all life? [No, you don’t know unless you’ve been to her blog.] Somehow, she brought up the subject of writer crushes and that’s how my life ended. If you’re of the dull witted lot (I never intended to insult anyone I swear), let me bring you up to speed: I got busted!
*Meanwhile I’m about to hit the 500 words! Even though that’s not the goal*
Before I go on, I’d like to congratulate Sunshine for getting busted as well (still on the hands of Sinawo). *evil laugh*
We were saying: So I got busted and I’m still trying to collect whatever pieces of my ego I can find. I’m probably losing the ones I had found by writing this but I’ve decided to just throw it all out the window.
Here’s where you come in: If you are a writer, do you have a writer crush? Would you be comfortable with them knowing? (For example, Denise<<I presume that’s her name>> knows I’m infatuated with her writing and that, I have no problem with. But the subject that led to this discussion, I’m so not!) If not, why? If it’s anything other than writing, do you have those crushes for that particular thing?(Like I’m all about Matt and Dana when it comes to dancing). Also, how do you deal with Writer’s block? Too many questions. I know, but I’ve never wanted to hear your thoughts more. Feel free to share
Oh and it will do you good to read the fore mentioned letter.