I have to admit now that I have had a year long writers block! When I started blogging, it was so much fun and the words flowed so easily. Last year, 2014, I would start drafts of blogs and never finished them. Today I came up with a theory on how to break that writers block.
It all started when I was talking to a business acquaintance about an article he wrote about Ideas.(Have-you-got-great-idea By Matthew Farmer). As I read Matthew’s comments about an “Ideas” book and how to use those “Ideas” in your business, I thought about how much I missed writing in my blog posts each week. I spoke to Matthew about having a writers block and that when I was in University I use to have a special outfit I wore when I studied. That got me thinking that maybe I should apply that same theory to my blog writing and painting. Well, that started both of us talking about having a special outfit to help set the mood for writing.
It was a very interesting conversation. My special outfit of tracksuit pants and a very large baggy shirt were only worn when I had to study for exams and writing assignments during my university days. It helped set the mood for focusing on my studies. Matthew said he has a favourite hat to wear when he writes.
All this talk of having a “writing” outfit to set the mood for writing got me feeling confident that I can start writing again. Well at least it was a great subject for writing this blog post. I have to find that special comfy outfit that only comes out at writing/creativity time. It always set the creative mood in the past and I know it will again. One problem, that outfit is LONG gone. I have to find new tracksuit pants and a big baggy shirt….or maybe a hat….maybe I’ll stick with the comfort of tracksuit pants and a baggy shirt.
How about you? Do you have something special that sets the mood for your blog writing or creative process?