Finding the words

With a newly built library in the vicinity, I was flowing over with anticipation of having a quiet spot to write, think and generally be an all round literary genius. Maybe scratch the last part of that sentence. Still, having found myself a corner, with a large window where I can view the world passing by me, I still can’t seem to get the words to flow. Conditions are perfect: Almost complete silence; comfort, humans around me who are also keen to partake in the wonder that is a library, yet I still find myself floundering.

It is not as if I have writers block. Far from it. The ideas are there, they are fresh and unique as they should be, but I am still finding it difficult to string the words together. Far be it from me to ever think that writing a story should be anything other than ‘simple’, yet somehow its difficulty is in sharp contrast to other times I have found myself slouched over my beloved Mac.

This is not a bitchy post. Let’s view more as a statement of fact. It is annoying to say the least, but I am not dry of inspiration. I’m just crossing my fingers, gritting my teeth and getting the words down as best I can. Perhaps this is the beauty of editing. A chance to come back and destroy the lazy words without destroying the idea.


5 responses to “Finding the words

  1. Heya, sounds like your surroundings are orderly enough for you, but perhaps you might be a bit “untidy” on the inside? Or that’s how it sometimes feels when the words stumble and refuse to flow on the … whatever you use :). But I like your attitude towards this ;)) (“NOT a bitchy post”) … you will overcome that soon, I think.

  2. Not sure if this is the same as you but sometimes I get ‘paused’ in my writing, its almost as if I’ve overloaded myself and need to ‘re-boot. I hope you get unstuck soon

  3. You’re not alone, Jay. When our brains are working on all six cylinders and the ideas are full throttle, it seems like we have a harder time putting pen to paper. Hang in there. 🙂

  4. Thanks, Mandy and Inion, it seems as if yesterday was just an internal blip. Once I got going (as is often the case) the words started to come that bit easier. Not as if it’s ever ‘easy’ but I know ye know what I mean.

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