Please join me in welcoming Jackie from Literary Escapism. Jackie’s blog is simply amazing. She has many great features, a must read newsletter, chats and various reading challenges. I had the pleasure of meeting Jackie in April of this year when we attending the RT Booklovers Convention. The Mr. Romance event had us blushing and laughing. It was a great time and I enjoyed sharing the experience with Jackie. Many thanks to Jackie for all the help along they way.
Congratulations on a fabulous year Angela!
When Angela first asked me to write something for her big blogversary celebration, I was both flattered and concerned. I loved the idea of being asked to write an article; but my concern was that I have been experiencing one of the worst cases of writers block ever. I’m not talking about it lasting a few days or even weeks, but months. For some reason, I haven’t been able to write a thing all year. Maybe it had something to do with my pregnancy and the complete flakiness of my brain, but while I could read novel after novel, writing a review for those same novels was a battle and I was totally afraid that I would have the same issues coming up with an article. Guess what….I’ve been staring at the same blank computer screen for over a week, trying to think of something to write and what do I come up with? The fact that I have writer’s block. *bangs head on desk*
I love talking about books, but I don’t get why I’ve been having such a hard time explaining why I love, liked or didn’t particular care for the novels that I’ve read this year. I seriously think it has something to do with my pregnancy, but at the same time, I can’t really use that excuse any more since Psy was born in August. Granted, now that he is here, I not only have one screaming preschooler running around, but a newborn taking up time too. Maybe that’s why I haven’t lost my writers block – life has been getting in the way. However, it doesn’t seem like I’m the only one who has been having this issue. Whether it is just life, making it so I don’t have time to sit down and write, or just a lost of interest, I’m not the only one who seems to have gone quiet. There’s a few other sites in my reader that were active for so long that have recently disappeared. Is it the time of year? Are we getting too caught up (*cough*distracted*cough*) in the wonders of the Internet (*cough*Twitter*cough*Facebook*cough*) to really focus on reviewing?
Whatever it is, I know I’m not the only one who has moments of writers block. So I’m wondering, what does everyone do to escape it? Do you have a tried and true method of getting back on the horse? Or do you just deal with it and keep going?
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