Have you ever had one of those days where you sit down, ready to write and then...
I mean nothing. The nothingmost nothing of nothing.
You sit staring at the screen or the blank piece of paper (the important word being blank). Your fingers are poised over the keyboard or your pen is grasped in your hand.
Perhaps a few writing prompts, you think. Something to get the juices flowing.
I'll visit some of my favourite blogs, you think, trying to not notice the sweat popping out on your brow or your increasing heart rate. Someone else will be posting about something that will fire up my brain.
You read. You post comments. Back to your own work.
Yep; still nothing.
I'll take a break, you think, trying not to think you're taking a break from doing nothing. I'll take a walk, do some laundry, do whatever. You do this, while trying to ignore the little voice in your head that's chanting "It's over. Over, I tell you! You've got nothing. Muah-hahaha."
You try not to think about that deadline (imposed or self-imposed). You try not to look at the clock ticking away the minutes while you've got...
It's just one of those days. Gather the shattered pieces of your self-esteem and tell yourself it will be better later today. Or tonight. Or tomorrow. You will write again...the words will flow. Maybe not in a torrent, maybe in more of a trickle, but they will flow, dammit.
I'm off to gather up the shattered pieces of my self-esteem.
Nope. Still nothing.