Yikes. A blank page. What does it want from me?
Have you ever looked at a blank page and been completely filled with terror? I have. I'm working on a project. I cannot seem to motivate myself. That blank page keeps taunting me.
I know I'm not the only one. I see posts about writers struggling to get those first words out all the time. I stumbled across this ditty today about getting started writing.
If you are a serious writer you have probably faced the empty page staring back at you. At least once a week I come across advice from another writer/blogger on how to conquer it.
Weeding through the fluff, I found some of the advice helpful.
For instance.. this article caught my attention. Scott has a decent sense of humor and down to earth writing style. I like the guy.
The next time I am sweating bullets(and facing a deadline) I'll have to keep in mind a few strategies I came across in my reading.
- do something else for a while as a distraction
- go running
- pull out what is in your old junk pile and give it a good look-see
- writing prompts
- a twenty minute cat nap to freshen the brain cells
Well. I will have to let you know how the empty page looks in the morning.