April 20, 2009
Well, sure enough the sun is shining - in fact, we have went from near winter conditions to summer in a 48 hour time period! The moisture was a blessing and has certainly prepared the soil for planting. And the grass is beginning to turn shades of green giving me a touch of spring fever.But today I have a video presentation to get ready that includes a writing project. I seem to be having some writer's block -something I have experienced before. I do not always know what brings these frustrating blocks about. But I do have a few remedies if any of you writers out there run into such a challenge.
(1) Step away from the computer - the research books - anything that has anything to do with the project and give yourself some space. It will be there when you return:-)
(2) If you haven't started to journal - give it a try. It is great therapy, a good way to vent and it is surprising what insights emerge when one puts pen to paper. I have gained many through the years and have started a book project containing tidbits from my journals that I hope may be helpful to others. My granddaughter hopefuly can illustrate it for me one day. At any rate - I am going to take some time to write in my journal for awhile TODAY. It often relieves a writer's block, among other things.
(3) Take a walk - nothing like fresh spring air to clear the mind and get the body moving. It doesn't have to be a long one - just a stroll of sorts to drink in some of God's creation. It's a great way to get to know God better - what He has created tells us volumes about who He is. "Shall I look to the mountain gods for help? No, my help comes from Jehovah who made the mountains!"
Speaking of. . . . .(4) God knows all about those writers blocks so ask Him for some wisdom and some peace until you return to your writing post:-)