Elf's Diary Entry #21 - Writers Block and Take Two


I am faced with my first encounter of 2015 with Writers Block. That old chum. Every time I try to write my brain fogs up, my arms get heavy, my back starts to ache in the chair and suddenly I remember I have a lot of washing that I need to do NOW.

Thus, I become distracted once again. Then, I sit down and look at the laptop.

[silence]

I suddenly realise in that moment I need MORE coffee, because if I drink MORE coffee, I will surely be able to get more writing done? Right?

I make the coffee, I sit back down.

[silence]

The phone rings. It's my mother, she fancies a catch-up. We chat. The conversation finishes. I look back at the screen once more.

[silence]

Then I get a text, it's a friend in urgent help. I MUST REPLY.

[silence]

Then my father rings. He wants to chat to me about my 'career'. One hour passes.

[silence]

I look at the screen. Then I remember that I've forgotten to write to my pen pal. The postcards come out...

[silence]

I look at the glowing blank page. I realise I should probably check my emails....

[silence]

I look at my empty word document and my eyes rise to the top right hand corner. It's time to head out to a gig.

"Oh dear. I'll write tomorrow...." I say to myself, walking out of my flat with my ruckstack on and a growing list of 'to-does' in my head.