So every now and then I get the dreaded writer’s block where I can’t think of a single thing to write and I get more and more frustrated which just makes me more blocked. People tend to think that that’s the worst thing that can happen to a writer and for some it may be. However, for me the worst thing is when I have so many ideas rattling around in my head that I can not focus on just one of them at a time. Even when I try to section off projects and work on one at a certain designated time, and another at a different time, then three more ideas pop into my head that I can’t stop thinking about.
Now I know some might say that having an array of ideas to choose from is not a bad thing but that all depends on who you are as a writer. I suppose if I was good at jotting down some notes or recording notes for one project and then setting it aside until I am finished my current project then it would be okay. Unfortunately, I am not one of those writers who could set aside any one idea. I have a list of projects that I am supposed to be working on right now but I find myself constantly adding to that list, which causes me to procrastinate trying to figure out how to cram all 20 something ideas into a realistic time frame.
Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not as if I would rather have writer’s block instead because that wouldn’t be any fun either. I just wish all of these characters would stop popping up into my subconscious out of nowhere, pushing the already developing characters that I am currently interacting with aside and fighting for my attention. Well I guess I’m done rambling for now, I’ve got to go deal with the characters that need to be heard.
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