Stuck In Traffic
Freeing Yourself from Writer’s Block
Being trapped on the interstate in bumper-to-bumper traffic is not the way I like to spend my time! Can you relate to being stuck in traffic at the most inopportune times? It usually happens when under a deadline of some sort, or when running late for an important meeting, right?
Once stuck, it’s difficult to move over to an exit ramp. No one is paying attention to your predicament regardless of how fast and furious your rear blinker flashes.
I have often felt this way when it comes to writing. Finding myself ‘stuck in traffic’ time and time again as my fingers are held hostage on the keyboard. Creative flow is suddenly forced to stop in the midst of bumper-to-bumper plots and storylines trafficking through my head. With my creative flow stuck, clarity of content becomes crippled, threatening to block the message I am trying to convey.
Being ‘stuck in traffic’ is metaphorically something familiar to most writers. There is nothing worse than being on a good roll in your writing only to find yourself suddenly STUCK mid-stream with writer’s block.
I am excited to share a few ideas that have helped me move beyond writer’s block. Each of the following will equip and help to avoid being ‘stuck in traffic’.