|Prepare your brain|
Perhaps the conventional idea of writer's block is all wrong.
What if it's just our brain's way of saying…
You're not ready yet.
Sounds simple, doesn't it?
I believe, particularly in our culture, we have a tendency to want to rush everything.
(Go, go, go…!)
Then, when burn out happens, shock sets in; i.e. How in the blue blazes can the flow just stop?!
The ideas and suggestions I received on I(dent)ity Crisis were helpful, though. In part, because, when I think about it, they were treating that exact problem in the correct manner. By focusing the brain and making it work for the solution.
My favorite was to close yourself in your bedroom and play music fitting to the scene you're trying to write. Watch it play out. Visualize it. Manifest it.
I do most of that normally anyway… but while writing. The idea of sitting in a room to ONLY visualize seems like a great way to reconnect to the world and I intend to try it out later today. However, in the vein of not forcing things to happen beyond their own time… I also want to allow for the flow to return on it's own accord. Meaning…
I'm open to... nothing.
Maybe I sit. I visualize and still, nothing happens. Maybe I get great ideas, but the writing doesn't hit the page. That's okay. Because it's in this realm of thought that I can find peace again.
I know this story will unfold.
When it's ready.
When I'm ready.