It’s not about writer’s block
It’s about writer’s inertia
An object at rest, stays at rest;
A writer not writing, remains not writing.
Something must get it moving.
An object in motion, stays in motion;
A writer writing, remains writing,
Unless an outside force acts upon it.
Seek the energy to start the motion
And stay in motion
So the book gets written.
Diana Gabaldon once said that she tries to write every day, because if she doesn’t, an inertia develops and it’s hard to get to it. I have found this true! Since the frenzy of drafting two novels in November, it’s been hard to do more than outline recently. I know that if I just get into the rhythm of the writing, it will propel itself, but the novel writing rhythm is proving elusive these days. I’ve been having no trouble keeping up the blog though, providing a poem for your daily reading. That’s better than nothing!