Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.” ~ Ben Franklin
Being a writer can be tricky business. We either find ourselves writing some pretty amazing things, things laden with the grandest of potential (revisions and editing pending) or we may find ourselves staring at a computer screen or journal for hours waiting for the right thought to come across our minds.
Sometimes it is hard to make the decision to either wait for that moment to come or get up and do something else while waiting.
I no longer believe in the notion of “writer’s block.” Writing is organic, and all organic things move at their own pace. Some stories, scenes, or characters simply take a bit more time to flourish.
You are not blocked, your characters are just divas. They require more than the 30min mark to get ready for curtain call.
I would like to think that we are always in a state of creativity. We are always dreaming, building; whether our fingers are pounding keys or they are scrubbing dishes as the scenes come together in our imaginations.
Do something in the meantime. Being still is necessary, but sometimes that scene our chapter just needs a nudge, something totally unrelated that spurs that special something to be written.