Writer’s block is something else, isn’t it? I just sit at the keyboard, ideas ricocheting around in my head, but my fingers remain idle. I got ideas, just not the words. I got the powder, not the gun. Got the boat, but not the lake. Got the frosting; no cake. You get the idea.
I’m sure we’ve all been there. We all have stories to tell, that’s why we’re here, but sometimes the words just won’t come out. I’m afraid I’m having one of those days.
I read once that Stephen King used to have a cocaine problem. Cocaine. That would explain the inordinately vast volumes of work he was able to put out. That poor typewriter. Anyway, I read that he got himself clean, and, as it turns out, you obviously don’t need drugs to write; by the time you have finished reading this sentence, Mr. King will have published at least four more novels.
I’ve tried caffeine. This just makes me write gibberish, quickly.
I’ve tried alcohol. This just makes me write crap that I think is great until I look at it the next day.
I’ve tried marijuana, legal where I live. This just makes me write ULTRA crap that gives the spell-checker a seizure.
Anybody have any methods they use to get through writer’s block?