Writer’s block

the abyss.
a freshly fallen torrid
that stretches as far as a the eye can see.
a blank page
what do you do when the cursor
when the pen and paper
leave you snow blind?
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That’s called the blues (writer’s block)

I took the name of this blog (street of dreams) from a Guns n Roses song of the same title:

“And though as long as this road seems
I know it’s called the street of dreams
But that’s not stardust on my feet
It leaves a taste that’s bittersweet
That’s called the blues”

I connected with this song. The struggle of finding our purpose resonates for me, not only in life but  as a writer, knowing that there would be times when I would get hopelessly lost trying to find my way.

It’s a fact of life.

We all get lost.

Life, loss, our on emotions, creative writing blocks and a millions other things get in the way.

The question is not when we will find this funk, but how we get ourselves out of it…..

I find things to look forward to, things to energize me.

For example, my goal is to (next year) attend the Indie Book fest. I encourage you to check out its website. It looks like an amazing time.

Conferences are also an amazing way to reconnect with your writing side.

A few years ago, I went to Indiana University Writer’s Conference. The week long experience of writing and classes was nothing short of amazing! As I can’t make it this year (work), I am trying to attend at least one conference online.

What about you? What do you do when you get in a funk, especially a prolonged black hole of white pages for weeks on end funk?