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On Writer's Block...

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So, here I am again. Staring numbly at a blank text editor. I’ve got a couple articles to write, a deadline staring me in the face, and I can’t seem to get started. I’ll write a sentence, erase it, write it again, stare at it, get pissed at it, edit the crap out of it until it’s unintelligible, and then nuke that and stare at the blinking cursor like I’ve been smoking something highly illegal.

The really messed up thing is I have the skeleton of both articles laid out. I just can’t seem to string two words together in a way that makes any kind of sense. So, I turn to you, humble reader, in an attempt to get a can of compressed air and blow the cobwebs out of my brain-case. (You may laugh at that, but that’s something I’ve considered trying.)

Heinlein wasn’t kidding when he said writing is a sickness. It’s particularly evil when you actually HAVE to do it. It’s not for lack of wanting to do this… but I’ve been wrestling with this off and on for a couple of weeks now. I’ve been pretty good about not having bright shiny things distract me (too much, anyway) but this is absolutely ridiculous.

I know a couple of you out there write as well… what’re your favorite tips for breaking through the block? I need a metaphorical bulldozer or wrecking ball or… something.

Thanks for listening, Internet.