Friday, February 26, 2010

A New Perspective on Writer"s Block

I've been stewing for several weeks about my lack of posts on this blog. Why can't I think of anything to write about, I wondered. Today I realized that the problem has not been that I can't think of anything to write about... instead I have had too many ideas for posts!

In the past month, my mind seems to be a never-ending fount of ideas and inspiration. I try to write down as many as I can, but they just keep coming. I don't happen to think that's a bad thing, but it has made it very difficult to focus. I haven't been producing any posts, because my mind has jumped from thought to thought.

Today, I spent time sorting and categorizing some of my ideas. That seemed helpful. Getting them down in black and white, and then arranged in a somewhat manageable order, made it seem less overwhelming.

I'm going to get a good night's rest now, and look at my list with fresh sight in the morning. As uncomfortable as this deluge of inspiration has made me feel, it has also made me smile to realize that I can stay busy for years, just with the ideas that have flooded my brain this month!

Hopefully, I'll wake in the morning with a bit more of a direction in mind. Good night!

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