Because I've been working so hard on my WIP, I don't have much of a topic today. Hence the title of this blog post.
On just about every blog I read, there have been posts over the past week on writer's block and what to do about it. It's a strange concept for me, because I've never suffered from it. At least not the kind where I can't write at all. I'm usually able to come up with something even if it's not what I want.
I think some people confuse writer's block with just plain, old getting stuck. I get stuck a lot. A plot point isn't going the way I wanted it to. A scene isn't working. You know what I mean. That's not writer's block. That's just part of the process. When that happens, and I'm not sure what to do next, I go and do something else. Walk through the yard, go shopping, clean the house.
One of the things that works for me is to take my laptop to another room. I was struggling with a chapter last week and as soon as I moved into the sunroom, suddenly it all came together.
Another big topics on blogs recently was the queryfail thing on Twitter. I'm not on Twitter, so I only know what I've heard second hand. Apparently quite a few agents posted bits and pieces of query letters and allegedly made fun of them. The letter writers were understandably upset. On Wednesday, Jessica Faust had an "agentfail" on her blog to let writers gripe about what bugs them about agents.
I haven't watched the show since about, oh, 1980 something, but The Guiding Light will be going off the air after 72 years. Can you believe it? 72 years? Nothing lasts 72 years!
I told you this post would be all over the place. Now it's your turn. Do you ever get writer's block? What's your "cure?"
Have you followed the queryfail thing? What's your take on that?
And any Guiding Light watchers? Will you be sorry to see it go?